Summary: Jeff Duncan

Editor: Amy Freeman-Sanderson


James talks to Dr Amy Freeman-Sanderson about the assessment of safety to eat in a person who is dysphagic or dysphasic.

Dr Amy Freeman-Sanderson is the Acting Head of the Speech Pathology Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She holds an honorary position at the University of Sydney. She has worked within the critical care setting both nationally and internationally, for over 15 years.

Amy has a particular interest in patients with a tracheostomy and completed her PhD studies in this area at the University of Sydney in 2016. The focus of her thesis was early communication intervention for restoration of voice and associated quality of life.


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Safe to swallow? Assessment of the dysphagic and dysphasic patient