COPD and Dysphagia

Date and Time

August 8, 2023
2–3 p.m. ET


Virtual Event

About this course:

This intermediate level course for SLPs defines COPD, the different stages of the disease, and the impact on swallowing. The course reviews the physiological disadvantages of swallowing during inhalation and offers evidence-based treatment approaches for dysphagia rehab in patients with COPD.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Valerie Middleton, MA CCC-SLP
Clinical Program Consultant

Valerie graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 and Master of Arts degree in 2008 in Communication Disorders with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology. Since 2008, Valerie has practiced speech-language pathology in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and has worked as the director of SNF rehabilitation services for OT, PT, and SLP from 2012-2016. Valerie holds certifications and competences in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program, NMES, sEMG biofeedback for dysphagia, and myofascial release and manual stretching techniques in dysphagia rehabilitation. ASHA recognized her passion for continued learning with an ACE (Award for Continuing Education) in 2015 and 2018. She is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and Special Interest Group 15, Gerontology.

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