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[Dysphagia] dysphagia specialist


  • Subject: [Dysphagia] dysphagia specialist
  • From: pressmah at sjhmc.org (Pressman, Hilda)
  • Date: Fri Mar 10 08:58:50 2006

The current Board Recognition was approved by ASHA.  There is no restriction on people practicing without this.  I believe that ASHA's stance is that none of the specialty recognitions will preclude others from practicing as long as they have the knowledge to do what they do

-----Original Message-----
From: TERRY W. BAGGS [mailto:TBAGGS@astate.edu]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 9:47 AM
To: Pressman, Hilda; Buckie,Marcia; dysphagia@medonline.com
Subject: RE: [Dysphagia] dysphagia specialist


Hilda

Good point.  But, isn't there a difference between "specialty
recognition" and "specialist certification."

One merely recognizes that a person has certain training and skills that
others may or may not have.  The other could be more restrictive,
actually not allowing certain people to practice in swallowing, if
they're not certified.

  

-----Original Message-----
From: Pressman, Hilda [mailto:pressmah@sjhmc.org] 
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 8:45 AM
To: TERRY W. BAGGS; Buckie,Marcia; dysphagia@medonline.com
Subject: RE: [Dysphagia] dysphagia specialist

I'm coming into this discussion towards the end and did not read
everything that came before so please forgive me if I am being
repetitive.  There is a specialty recognition in Dysphagia The BRS-S
Board Recognition in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.  For more
information go to www.swallowingdisorders.org  Hilda Pressman

-----Original Message-----
From: dysphagia-bounces@b9.com [mailto:dysphagia-bounces@b9.com]On
Behalf Of TERRY W. BAGGS
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 4:40 PM
To: Buckie,Marcia; dysphagia@medonline.com
Subject: RE: [Dysphagia] dysphagia specialist


At some point a few years back, ASHA was looking at all kinds of
specialist certifications.  Although I see the wisdom in it, I also see
the significant problems in doing so.  I think at the present time it
would be the equivalent of "shooting oneself in the foot."  

It sounds like a good idea in large urban areas where therapists are
plentiful.  Just send the patient down the street to a specialist.  But,
what the rural areas where it is hard enough to find therapists.  This
would make the problem infinitely worse.  Besides, do we really want a
specialist for fluency, and voice, and dysphagia, and etc.?





-----Original Message-----
From: dysphagia-bounces@b9.com [mailto:dysphagia-bounces@b9.com] On
Behalf Of Buckie,Marcia
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 3:25 PM
To: dysphagia@medonline.com
Subject: [Dysphagia] dysphagia specialist

In an attempt to redirect the qualifications thread, I am wondering if
the proposed "dysphagia specialist" could be similar to that of a
Certified Hand Therapist. For those of you not familiar with it, a CHT
can be a PT or OT, but needs to take a board exam to become a CHT. In my
geographic region, CHT are usually OTs, but I am not sure why.
 
I am not familiar with the actual governing body that presides over the
credentialing, but it seems as if this could be an eventual solution to
quality control in the provision of dysphagia services. ASHA now has the
Board Certification, and from what it looks like, the AOTA has its own
version, but how do we know that they are interchangeable and/or
comparable? 
 
Marcia

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