The Medical SLP and the Dynamic PassyMuir Valve​ – Live Journal Club

Presented by: Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jessica Lasky, MS, CCC-SLP

September 8th, 2021

8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • The speech-language pathologist will identify one type of speaking valve on the market.
  • The speech-language pathologist will identify two different patient populations who could benefit from a one-way speaking valve
  • The medical speech-language pathologist will describe what their role is on a tracheostomy multi-disciplinary team.


  • Minutes 0-5: introduction of topic, articles being covered, and presenters
  • Minutes 5-15: An overview of speaking valves and communication as it relates to the medical SLP
  • Minutes 15-58: Educational dialogue regarding speaking valves and communication and the clinical implications for the SLP along with Q and A
  • Minutes 58-60: Conclusionary information

Speaker Information

With over 25 years of experience in medical, academic, and industry settings, Dr. Kristin King brings a unique perspective of medical speech-language pathology. With a focus on neurological disease processes, her research and teachings have investigated traumatic brain injury, swallowing disorders, and aspects of critical care (tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation).  She regularly speaks both domestically and internationally, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, and publishes frequently in clinical journals. She also has acted as an expert witness.


Dr Kristin King is a full-time VP of Passy-Muir, INC.  

No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Jessica Lasky is a medical Speech-Language Pathologist that specializes in dysphagia and the adult and geriatric populations. Jessica has worked in nearly every setting possible from outpatient neuro rehabilitation, stroke, and trauma 1 hospitals, acute rehab facilities, and SNFs. In 2015 Jessica launched her mobile FEES company, Mobile Scope, that provides FEES services throughout the state of Arizona. She has since also launched a CEU company, Evolutionary Education Solutions, focusing on dysphagia and FEES training. Jessica is passionate about patient advocacy, evidence-based practice and continuous clinical growth, and mentoring. Jessica is a clinical mentor and moderator for the MedSLP Collective and enjoys helping fellow clinicians all over the country and the world navigate tricky clinical problems. Jessica is a 4-time ASHA ACE recipient and presents on various topics from dysphagia to delirium all over the United States. Jessica co-founded the Dysphagia Outreach Project along with Hillary Cooper and Michelle Caffaro to help spread education and resources to clinicians and patients working with and impacted by dysphagia. She lives in Phoenix with her husband their three beautiful cats!


Jessica receives a salary from Mobile Scope, Neuro RehabCare, the MedSLP Collective, and Evolutionary Education Solutions. She also receives a consulting fee from the MedSLP Collective. Jessica retains intellectual property rights from Evolutionary Education Solutions. Finally, Jessica has ownership interest in both Mobile Scope and Evolutionary Education Solutions.


Jessica is a member, volunteer, co-founder/owner, and vice president of education for the Dysphagia Outreach Project. Jessica is also an ArSHA Medical Committee board member, ASHA member, and co-founder/member of the Med SLP Arizona Journal Club and Networking Group.

Additional Info and FAQ:

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar live to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you the day after the presentation. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion within 48 hours.  You have 14 days to complete the test.

If you'd like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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