Otolaryngology at Boston Medical

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Education and Training

Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

1. FEES Foundation Course or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Function
2. Advanced FEES Course Information    
3. Buteyko Breathing Educators Training Course
4. Buteyko Breathing Techniques for Patients 

FEES Courses or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

By Susan Langmore, PhD., CCC-SLP, BRSS
Speech Pathologist, Professor and Researcher

Langmore Foundation FEES Program - Two Days

Dates:  October 3 & 4, 2014 This course is closed; January 9 & 10, 2015; April 10 & 11, 2015; June 5 & 6, 2015: October 2 & 3, 2015
Space is limited! 

Upcoming Langmore FEES Courses, with 4 hours of hands-on practice plus lectures covering normal physiology, indications, scoring, interpretation, use of endoscopy for treatment, and recorded videos for practice scoring.

Location:  Boston Medical Center

This program is offered for 1.35 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Advanced Langmore FEES Course - One Day

Date:  Saturday November 7, 2015
There must be at least 20 attendees to hold the course.  If there are not 20 participants your fee will be returned. 
The final date for registering for the course is October 23,2015.  

For more information on the FEES courses, please contact Peggy Belmonte at 603-702-1571 or marguerite.belmonte@bmc.org or peggybelmonte@comcast.net

Buteyko Breathing Educators Training Course

By Hadas Golan, B.Ed. Mus. MS/CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist specializing in the care of the Professional Voice,
Registered Buteyko Breathing Educator and Trainer

Dates:   TBD

Buteyko is a clinically-proven, natural, safe breath retraining technique for asthma. It is also effective for allergies, blocked and runny nose, sinus issues, chronic cough, sleep apnea, snoring, anxiety/panic and paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM). It consists of breathing exercises specially designed to restore normal breathing patterns combined with principles about physical exercise, food and sleeping as they relate to healthy breathing habits.

This Buteyko training experience will provide trainees with a better understanding of the fundamental causes of breathing dysfunctions, train them in techniques to assist patients to better manage respiratory disorders and provide new insights and strategies to influence breathing training for both normal and disordered breathers.

The 2-day workshop includes practical application of physiologically normal breathing into speech therapy. To be offered at Boston Medical Center, FGH Building.

Learning Objectives Level 1:

Upon completion of the training, SLPs will be able to:

  • Use the Buteyko principles in speech therapy:
  • Identify dysfunctional breathing in their patients
  • Help them establish better breathing habits
  • Teach efficient breathing during speech and singing
  • Teach strategies to relieve symptoms such as nasal congestion, dyspnea, excessive phlegm, throat clearing, cough, dry mouth, etc.
  • Teach strategies to increase exercise capacity and to enhance sports performance
  • Identify and modify causes of breathing dysfunction
  • Learn how to monitor and improve their own breathing

Working with patients with:

  • Mouth and upper chest breathing pattern
  • Chronic throat clearing/cough/irritable larynx
  • Dysphonia and PVFM 
  • Stuttering and other neurological speech disorders
  • Speech disorders without any chronic condition

To register, please download form here (PDF) and return with the $500 course fee. For more information, please contact, Hadas Golan at, 617.414.1768 or hadas.golan@bmc.org.



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