Dr. Fisher received her PhD in Speech Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University. She is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and clinical instructor with SA Swallowing Services and works at various hospitals, sub-acute care facilities, and rehab facilities. Dr. Fisher holds ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, endorsement for endoscopy practice, and is a certified FEES trainer. Dr. Fisher is an adjunct professor at University of Maryland – College Park and Tennessee State University. She has over ten years of experience as an SLP and her clinical interests include speech, language, dysphagia, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and working patients requiring tracheostomy/mechnical ventilation. Dr. Fisher is the creator and director of Preparing SLPs for Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patient Care Training Course.
In this episode, we discuss how to transition to being a medical SLP the right and ethical way because there is a right and a WRONG way! We also discuss the ethics at both the state licensure level and with ASHA if caught practicing incompetently.