Medical SLP Roles:

From Diagnostic Characteristics to Treatment Approaches

Recording is now available


Presented by: Michael Groher, PhD, CCC-SLP

Medical sLP Roles:

From Diagnostic Characteristics to Treatment Approaches

Recording is now available!


Presented by: Michael Groher, PhD, CCC-SLP

I think a lot of us can agree that…

…the medical scope of our field is huge.

And a bit unwieldy at times.

No single textbook or set of research articles could prepare you in a meaningful way when you finally approach your first bedside role.

But what if you could learn from someone who has written several textbooks…

Has contributed to clinical research…

And has 35 years of direct medical SLP experience?

Like shoes on the ground, N95 sealed around the face, hands-on experience.

We’re going to give that to you across two days with this new course by Dr. Michael Groher, Ph.D. CCC-SLP:

Medical SLP Roles: From Diagnostic Characteristics to Treatment Approaches

“I’m bringing what I’ve learned in 35 years to talk about the nitty-gritty things you don’t read in textbooks. This is an overview of common potential problems that one could see in a medical setting.

Ultimately, I’m tying textbook information with actual experience.”

~Dr. Michael Groher, PhD, CCC-SLP

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  1. Common disorders referred to medical speech-language pathologists
  2. How to identify and apply clinical concepts to these disorders
  3. How to form a working diagnostic category framework
  4. How to apply this framework to diagnostic and treatment approaches
  5. Differential diagnostic characteristics
  6. How to apply differential diagnostic characteristics to diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Here’s how your medical SLP practice will transform:

  1. Differentiate between commonly seen disorders
  2. Create basic treatment plans based on differential diagnoses
  3. Bring new knowledge to less common diagnoses

“Dealing with other medical professions who know very little about the SLP and not feeling embarrassed to educate them is something you have to learn over a period of time.  That comes with confidence. It comes with knowing what you can actually provide. This course can help with that.”

~Dr. Groher

How is this course different from other CSE courses?

We asked Dr. Groher, and here’s what he said:

This course is different from anything I’ve done. There’s brand new material that I’m bringing to the table. It doesn’t simply focus on one disease process or one setting- this course is a two-part series that discusses a lot of what we do and types of disorders we routinely see as medical SLPs.”

This course is also set up differently in MedSLP Ed. It’s broken down into two four-hour presentations.

So, if you’re joining us live, make sure to clear out your afternoons for Feb 25th and Feb 26th. And of course, don’t forget you can catch the recordings whenever you want!

If you want to improve your skills and confidence in things like…


Key players in the medical setting


General concepts on dysphagia management


Medical disorders seen by the SLP


Acute and non-acute medical conditions

…and better support your roles as a medical SLP….

Then we invite you to join us!

Why we’re honored to have Dr. Groher teach us this course:

Dr. Groher has his doctorate in speech-language pathology and has been involved in our field at the clinical level for 35 years. 

He took that experience to the classroom to teach undergrad and grad students for 12 years. 

Dr. Groher is also the author and co-author of multiple textbooks, including Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children and Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders.

Oh yeah, and while he was doing clinical work, he also contributed to clinical-based research both in the US and Japan!

Dr. Groher is an SLP who helped pioneer the medical scope of our field. But don’t be fooled! He’s one of those diamonds in the rough who refuses to say things like “This is how it’s always been done.” 

He has evolved with the field and brings a level of real-world experience and research that so many of us look for in others.

Are you ready to dive into what makes us medical SLPs?