Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
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Adult/Geriatric Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Adult/Geriatric Swallowing Disorders

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  • “What may seem like an insignificant gestures of outreach on your part have contributed so greatly to my professional growth in the past year already – that no amount of praise would be sufficient! The level of advocacy you offer and the breadth and depth of knowledge you possess on this topic is unfathomable.”Anthony Lewis, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • “Thank you very much for your involvement in this case as an expert. Your report was very helpful in assisting the parties in settling the case.”Defense Attorney
  • “I highly recommend Karen Sheffler’s VFSS courses on! Karen’s presentation style was engaging and the information was in depth yet easy to understand. I gained functional knowledge that will improve my clinical decision-making in dysphagia.”Nina Ziemba, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • “Karen’s ability to reach and educate professionals and the public from her review of current literature and conference proceedings helps us all!”MARTIN B. BRODSKY, PHD, SCM, CCC-SLP, ASHA FELLOW
  • “Karen has a wonderful way of synthesizing science for clinical audiences. Her ability to communicate clearly and apply scientific results to real challenges in the clinical world is extremely important and goes a long way to filling the knowledge translation gap that scientists face.”Dr Catriona M. Steele, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, ASHA Fellow
  • “Karen Sheffler is an inspiring clinician and colleague. As an expert in the area of swallowing disorders (dysphagia), she has contributed greatly to our profession. She has written informative evidence-based articles, summarizing and translating the latest research in a simple and easily comprehensible format for clinicians and researchers alike.”Rinki Varindani Desai, MS, CCC-SLP
  • “Thank you for your presentation. Your extensive knowledge and sense of humor helped to advance the knowledge base of our attendees. It was an asset to the program.”A hospital-based Geriatrics Program Committee
  • “I want to personally thank you for taking the time to review this matter for us and for our client. Your willingness to devote your time to the review of this matter helped us to achieve an excellent resolution”DEFENSE ATTORNEY
  • “Karen Sheffler was a great speaker, educating our audience of Dietary Managers and Registered Dietitians on IDDSI. She is so easy to work with, and she provided many great additional online resources for the audience to get more information.”Mary Sell, MPA, RDN, LD, Menu Services Manager, Martin Bros. Dist. Co., Inc.

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Recent Articles:

  • The Power of a Toothbrush

    The toothbrush wields considerable power against disease-causing bacteria. So how can we better promote oral care in patients with dysphagia? Read More ->

  • HOPE for Dysphagia:

    Got a Speech-Language Pathologist on Your Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Team? Read More ->

  • Post-Stroke Dysphagia & Risk Management

    Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke Read More ->

  • Groundbreaking Dysphagia Education

    Can dysphagia education move from away from Dysphagia Island to a more comprehensive healthcare education, that includes a holistic view of swallowing and swallowing disorders (dysphagia)? Read More ->

  • Advocacy in Dysphagia & Beyond

    Whether you work in the trauma ICU or in long-term care, advocating for your patients can feel like your full-time job (not to mention advocating for your department, your job and career, and for yourself). Read More ->

  • Decision-Making in Dysphagia Management

    When a person has difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) with high risks for aspiration of thin liquids, one of the most difficult decisions for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is whether or not the person would benefit from thickened liquids. Read More ->

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Board Certified | Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
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