Complex Dysphagia: 4 Case Studies of Children with Swallowing Difficulties Webinar

  • May 26, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Webinar


Complex Dysphagia: 4 Case Studies of Children with Swallowing Difficulties Webinar

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | 3-4pm PT, 5–6pm CT, 6-7pm EST

Description: This 1-hour course will present approaches to multidisciplinary management of complex dysphagia in the pediatric population through discussion of four case studies. During this live webinar, four expert panelists will each present a case study after which participants will have opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussion. 


  • Julian Bergen White Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CLC is an Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University.  Julian received her doctorate in 2021 from James Madison University where she also received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Her clinical and research interests are in pediatric dysphagia, and her primary area of research investigates best practices for instrumental evaluation of infant swallowing.  Julian continues to practice clinically with a focus in pediatric and adult voice and swallowing disorders.  


  • Jeannine Hoch, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC is a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/ Children’s Hospital of Richmond.   Clinical and research interests include multidisciplinary care for children with complex dysphagia and feeding/ swallowing outcomes for infants with congenital heart disease, including co-authorship of peer-reviewed articles.  Prior clinical experience includes employment at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where she completed clinical and instrumental assessments for infants and children with complex dysphagia involving collaborative teamwork with Otolaryngology and other aerodigestive specialists.

  • Maleah Blake, M.A., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include the treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders in infants with cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies, as well as pediatric dysphagia associated with medically complex patients. She specializes in completing Video Fluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and has gained experience in a variety of medical settings including outpatient services and associated clinics, inpatient and intensive care units, and the neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Christina Rappazzo M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S (SENTAC Board Member) has been privileged to service children and families at Texas Children's Hospital for over 15 years. Christina's clinical experience has ranged from treating children with various communication disorders to ultimately finding a primary focus in pediatric feeding-swallowing. She has obtained extensive training in caring for children with medically-complex backgrounds including tracheostomy/ventilator-dependent patients, and in completing videofluoroscopic and fiberoptic swallowing exams. Christina is a member of the Aerodigestive Team, Tracheostomy Team, Head and Neck Tumor Program, and collaborated with otolaryngology to form the Swallowing Disorders Clinic. She has serviced children in a variety of medical settings including outpatient, intensive care units, and the neonatal intensive care unit. Christina is board certified in swallowing disorders by the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
  • Ashley Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist and Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallow Disorders.  Her clinical focus is with dysphagia and voice management in children with complex airway diagnoses and tracheostomy, including instrumental assessment (FEES and VFSS).  She is the lead SLP in the Airway Management Program at Children’s Health Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

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