Head and Neck Cancer: Understanding the Role of the SLP




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Presenter: Brooke Beilman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

: 5:30pm

Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Member: $60.00

Student Member: $25.00

Non-Member Professional: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level; Professional Area



Brooke Beilman, M.S., CCC-SLP is Oncology Manager and Clinical Specialist for Tactile Medical. She will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation.


Brooke Beilman, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Community Outreach Director on the board of Dysphagia Outreach Program (DOP).


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Workshop Coordinator

Caitlin Saxtein, M.S., CCC-SLP, BGS, CBIS
Director of Speech-Language Pathology


This course will provide information pertaining to head and neck cancer including treatment modalities utilized to treat cancer, acute and chronic symptoms as a result of head and neck cancer, the role of the Speech Language Pathologist in the evaluation and treatment of both communication and swallowing deficits for patients with head and neck cancer, the importance of proactive intervention for improved survivorship, gold standard protocols, and more.


Brooke Beilman is a speech-language pathologist with experience in the acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient, and skilled nursing settings. Through her clinical experiences, she has developed special interest in the area of dysphagia secondary to head and neck cancer. She is certified in manual interventions (myofascial release), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), and in the McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP.) She helped develop a rehabilitative program for patients with head and neck cancer which included pre-treatment instrumental evaluations, proactive therapeutic intervention, post-treatment instrumental evaluations, a cancer support group, and interdisciplinary collaboration with PT, OT, RD, and SLP services. Brooke has dedicated vast amounts of time to continuing education specific to oncology and is the recipient of the ASHA ACE Award. She is the founder of Servant Leadership, a mentorship program for SLPs, and is on the board of directors for the Dysphagia Outreach Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with dysphagia.  

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control.**

Learning Objectives

Participants Will:

1.    Describe roles/responsibilities of the SLP in the evaluation and treatment of patients with head and neck cancer.
2.    Explain prevention and wellness activities in their clinical practice for early intervention. 
3.    List tools to obtain information about swallow function for patients with head and neck cancer.
4.    Describe the impact chronic edema can have on swallow function and communication.
5.    Identify risk factors for the development of chronic edema.


5:30 - 5:45   Registration
5:45 - 6:00   Statistics Regarding Head and Neck Cancer
6:00 - 6:15   Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer 
6:15 - 6:30   Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its Role in Development of Head and Neck Cancer 
6:30 - 6:45   Treatment Modalities for Head and Neck Cancer 
6:45 - 7:00   ASHA Scope of Practice Review - Prevention and Wellness
7:00 - 7:15   BREAK
7:15 - 7:45   Chronic and Progressive Edema 
7:45 - 8:00   The Importance of Imaging
8:00 - 8:30   Therapeutic Treatment Options
8:30 - 8:45   Gold Standard Protocols 
8:45 - 9:00   Questions and Answers


Confirmations of registration can be obtained at www.lisha.org or e-mail at info@lisha.org


Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. 

Hand Outs and Zoom Link

PowerPoint/Handout Presentations and Zoom link will be emailed to confirmed attendees 72 hours prior to the workshop.  If you do not receive the Zoom link, please contact us at info@lisha.org or 516-626-8000. Someone will be able to help you up until the start of the workshop.


July 14th, 2021 5:30 PM through  9:00 PM
United States
Event Fee(s)
Professional Fee $ 85.00
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