Char Boshart 
M.A., CCC-SLP
Swallowing & Speaking: Components, Comparisons, and Therapy



disclosures
Financial Disclosure: I receive an honorarium for this online course and income from products sold through Speech Dynamics, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: None to disclose
about the presentation
Swallowing and speaking are primary oral functions and use the same mouth parts, but beyond that, they have few commonalities. As a foundation for analysis and therapy, this course details, compares, and contrasts the production components of normal and abnormal swallowing and speaking and identifies the essential factors to address in therapy. In addition, potential impeding cranio-facial-respiratory-oral obstacles and compensatory therapy will be discussed.

LEarner outcomes
  •  List the primary components of normal speaking and swallowing.
  •  List the primary components of abnormal speaking and swallowing.
  •  Demonstrate at least three therapy methods.

meet the presenter
Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, president of Speech Dynamics, and a published author of several practical books on speech and swallowing. She’s presented numerous well- received on-site and online seminars through SpeechTherapypd.com, state associations, school-districts, and the Bureau of Education and Research (BER).

In addition, she writes a bi-monthly idea-oriented blog called Therapy Matters, and is host of the podcast, The Speech Link.

She graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University. Since that time, she has been an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University, and has worked several years in the public schools and in private practice.
Time ordered agenda
2 minutes: Introduction; Overview
10 minutes: Components and the Universality of Stabilization and Mobilization
9 minutes: The Oral Resting Posture; Obstacles
18 minutes: Components of Normal and Abnormal Speaking; Therapy
18 minutes: Components of Normal and Abnormal Swallowing; Therapy
3 minute: Wrap-Up
disclosures
Financial Disclosure: I receive an honorarium for this online course and income from products sold through Speech Dynamics, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: None to disclose