Self-Study: Laryngeal Variations Identified on FEES: What’s an SLP to Do? (4419)

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Course Information

Course Description

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.

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

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.  You will have access to the course for 365 days after registration.

This course is offered for 2 Professional Development Hours. We can report your participation to ASHA if you choose for 0.2 ASHA CEUs, just be sure to include your ASHA number when you register. If you do not want your participation reported to ASHA, you have the option to decline on the course registration page. 

Refund Policy 

No refunds for self-study courses.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.

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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 is Professor and Director of Laryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina where she holds the Mark & Evelyn Trammell Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Dysphagia Research Society and the Exam Council for the American Board of Otolaryngology. Instructor Disclosure: Dr. O’Rourke has the following financial relationships. She is a paid employee of the Medical University of South Carolina and is a consultant to Medtronic. She receives payment for this webinar from CSP. Dr. O’Rourke has the following non-financial relationships to disclose. Dr. O’Rourke serves on CSP’s Advisory Board.