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The VFSS: Foundations, Clinical Concepts, and Case Studies


Presented by Jessica W. Gregor, MS CCC-SLP BCS-S
Registration Fee: $197 for Speech-Language Pathologists



Course Description:

VFSS: The Foundations, Clinical Concepts, and Case Studies is another never-been-done-before 8-hour course that blends the research with real-life clinical experiences.  With tons of case studies with VFSS images and video clips.  Are you ready to learn the medical and technical ins and outs of videofluoroscopic swallow studies, and show up to work a transformed SLP?

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Learners will identify normal and abnormal anatomic and physiologic aspects on videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS).
  • Attendees will describe the value of VFSS, standardization practices, and multidisciplinary care in dysphagia diagnostics for optimal intervention.
  • Learners will list fundamentals of various fluoroscopic procedures used in swallowing including contrast materials used.


  • 0-20 minutes: Introduction
  • 20-160 minutes: Neuroanatomy
  • 160-190 minutes: Cognition and Language
  • 190-230 minutes: Neurology Diagnostics
  • 230-305 minutes: Impairments and Diagnoses
  • 305-370 minutes: Assessment
  • 370-410 minutes: Treatment
  • 410-565 minutes: Case Application
  • 565-570 minutes: Take Home Messages


  • 0-10 minutes: Introduction
  • 10-45 minutes: A Prelude to Dysphagia Diagnostics
  • 45-65 minutes: Section 1 – Fluoroscopy Fundamentals
  • 65-85 minutes: Section 2 – Other Radiological Exams/Contrast in Swallowing
  • 85-130 minutes: Section 3 – VFSS Foundations
  • 145-210 minutes: Section 4 – Standardization in VFSS
  • 210-255 minutes: Section 5 – Normal Anatomy & Physiology under Fluoro
  • 300-430 minutes: Section 6 – Oropharyngeal Impairments on VFSS: Considerations & Case Examples
  • 430-460 minutes: Section 7 – Esophageal Phase Clearance Impairments on VFSS: Considerations & Case Examples
  • 460-520 minutes: Section 8 – Multiphase Dysphagia Case Examples
  • 520-540 minutes: Q & A

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Jessica Wind Gregor obtained her Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2010. Over the past decade, Jessica has worked in a variety of medical settings (trauma, intensive care, acute care, acute rehab, long-term care, outpatient) at both VA and private sector health systems. She holds her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD) since 2016 and served on the ABSSD Mentorship Committee from 2018-2020. Dysphagic populations of interest are oncologic and iatrogenic etiologies. She has been a certified McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP) provider since 2015 and a MDTP trainer since 2019. Jessica has a strong passion for the field of swallowing diagnostics and intervention as well as multidisciplinary collaboration for optimal patient care.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  Jessica will receive a Speaker fees from “Medical SLP Education” and receives a Consulting Fee from Florida Dysphagia Institute, LLC.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  Jessica Wind Gregor has no non-financial disclosures.

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