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Workshop 2: Manometry in Clinical Care

About This Course
This course is pre-recorded so you can take the  course at your own pace. If you have already registered, please access your CE videos & documents within "MY PROFILE" and then "GROUPS" (you will need to sign in to access).  


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Session Preview
This presentation will discuss how HRPM complements other assessments such as videofluoroscopy and review normal versus abnormal HRPM studies. A paradigm for HRPM use in clinical therapy and case studies will be presented.



Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP
Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology and Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin. She also has a clinical dysphagia practice with UT Health Austin. Her research interests include motor control and motor learning of swallowing behaviors, innovative evaluation of dysphagia, and noninvasive neuromodulatory approaches to dysphagia rehabilitation.


Ashli O'Rourke, MD
Ashli O’Rourke, M.D., is originally from Orlando, Florida. She attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech – Language Pathology & Audiology. She practiced clinical speech-language pathology for over seven years at Emory University Hospitals in the Atlanta area, specializing in dysphagia evaluation and management.

Dr. O’Rourke attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, graduating in 2005. She completed both her general surgery internship and her otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She went on to complete a fellowship in Laryngology – Voice and Swallowing Disorders at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. O’Rourke has been board certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology since 2012. Her career interests include swallowing disorders (dysphagia), voice disturbances, and airway concerns. She specializes in many in-office procedures including KTP laser treatment of oral and laryngeal lesions, vocal fold injection medialization, Botox injections for laryngeal spasm/spasmodic dysphonia, laryngeal biopsy, pharyngoesophageal manometry and transnasal esophagoscopy.  Her research interests center on the evolving clinical application of pharyngeal manometry. 


Ashli O’Rourke, MD
Financial Disclosure: Dr. O’Rourke is employed by the Medical University of South Carolina and receives a salary. She also receives a consulting fee from Medtronic for being a consultant on manometry. Dr. O’Rourke receives payment from Carolina Speech Services for presenting on continuing education webinars on dysphagia and FEES.
Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial disclosure exists.

Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Jones is employed by the University of Texas-Austin and receives a salary. She also receives grant funding from Merck for being a principal investigator in Parkinson’s Disease.
Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial disclosure exists.


The presentation is approximately one hour and thirty minutes. 


Learning Objectives
After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Define two metrics that may be clinically useful in HRPM evaluations. 
  • Describe two clinical or diagnostic uses for high resolution pharyngeal manometry (HRPM)
  • Identify two differences between normal and abnormal pharyngeal swallowing on HRPM.


Certificate of Completion

  • You will receive your certificate for this course upon completion of the online Learning Assessment. You will find your certificate within your profile under "Professional Development". 
  • Your ASHA CEU credits will be processed through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Reporting dates are the following: May 30th, June 30th, July 31st and September 30th. After September 30th, reporting dates will be at the end of every quarter. 

This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional area). 


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