ESLA Webinar series

ESLA and ESLA SLT Day & ESLA Webinar Series Task Force are glad to announce our upcoming webinar held by Prof. Kristine E. Galek, PhD, CCC-SLP, on Thursday April the 18th, 2023, at 6.00 CET, with the title "Endoscopic biofeedback in the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders".

Dr. Kristine Galek is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine. She is a consultant for an international research and development team for biomedical devices used for swallowing (dysphagia) assessment and intervention for both pediatric and adult populations. She teaches ASHA-approved continuing education courses, and she is an active researcher with interests in swallowing disorders, voice disorders, craniofacial disorders (resonance), and speech science. Additionally, she is the Director of the UNR-Laboratory for the Investigation of Voice, Eating and Swallowing (UNR-LIVES) which promotes undergraduate and graduate research projects. Dr. Galek’s research areas of interest are swallowing, resonance, voice, and speech science.

Flexible endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that passes an insertion tube through the nares with a light and a lens or small video camera on the end. Endoscopy provides real-time information through direct visualization of the upper respiratory tract. Endoscopy is typically used as an assessment tool; however, it can also be used as a biofeedback tool during behavioral intervention. Intervention using endoscopy as a biofeedback tool provides the clinician and patient with knowledge or performance and knowledge of results during a voice or swallowing task. In this lecture, the benefits, effects, and indications of biofeedback use will be discussed through video demonstrations.


Learning objectives:

After participating in this course learners will be able to:

  1. Define biofeedback as it relates to swallow therapy.
  2. List the benefits of endoscopic biofeedback.
  3. Describe how to use different swallow and voice treatments and maneuvers using endoscopy as a biofeedback tool.


Registration open here: