Laryngeal Variations Identified on FEES: What’s an SLP to Do?

This 2-hour recorded webinar provides an opportunity to familiarize the SLP with normal nasolaryngoscopic anatomy and function. Participants will be able to identify “normal” anatomic variations seen on laryngoscopic examination. Pathologic lesions requiring referral to an otolaryngologist will be covered.
Laryngeal Variations Identified on FEES: What’s an SLP to Do?

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Course Description

Learning Objectives

  • Correctly identify normal nasolaryngoscopic anatomy.
  • Accurately identify when a variation of normal laryngeal anatomy or function exists.
  • State at least three “normal” variations of laryngeal anatomy or function that are not considered pathologic.
  • Describe when to recommend appropriate referral for evaluation of potentially pathologic laryngeal variations.


00:00-00:15:     Normal anatomy and physiology

00:15-01:00:       “Normal” variations of laryngeal anatomy and/or function 

01:00-01:30:       Pathologic laryngeal function and/or lesions

01:30-01:45         When do I refer?

01:45-02:00        Summary and questions

Webinar Notice:

1. Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form. 

2. Self study courses are reported to ASHA on a monthly basis. ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer.


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  • Ashli O’Rourke

    Ashli O’Rourke, M.D., MS

    Ashli O’Rourke

    Ashli O’Rourke, M.D., MS, joined the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice & Swallowing in September 2012. Dr. O’Rourke began her professional career as a SLP, earning her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Florida State University. After more than seven years of clinical speech therapy practice at Emory University Hospital, she attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and her fellowship in Laryngology – Voice and Swallowing disorders at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. O’Rourke treats adult patients with problems located in the larynx, airway and/or the esophagus. This includes hoarseness or voice disturbances, dysphagia, or breathing difficulties due to airway narrowing or scar. She is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders as well as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Her research interests include innovative technologies for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of swallowing disorders. Dr. O'Rourke is board certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology and serves as a Senior Examiner for the Board.  She is a Councilor on the Board of Directors for the Dysphagia Research Society and holds the Mark & Evelyn Trammell Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Instructor Disclosure: Dr. O’Rourke has the following financial relationship: she is a paid employee of the Medical University of South Carolina. She receives payment for this webinar from CSP. Dr. O’Rourke has the following non-financial relationship: she serves on Carolina Speech Pathology’s Advisory Board.