Course Description

Managing Medical Misinformation from an SLP Perspective is a self-study course which will help participants discern fact from fiction in the context of allied health. The instructor defines medical misinformation and helps the learner to recognize how it can be spread. Consequences of misinformation are discussed with real life examples. Finally, this webinar inspires us to reflect on information we absorb and consider our role in ascertaining we are providing our peers and patients with accurate information.



Learning Objectives:


  • Discuss definition and potential feature of medical misinformation
  • Recognize possible channels of medical misinformation spread
  • Reflect on responsibility and role of healthcare professionals in education and advocacy
  • Consider real world consequences of medical misinformation

Course Agenda

00:00    Introduction, Bio, Disclosures, Course Objectives

02:00    Misinformation Defined

08:00    Misinformation Features

12:00    Medical Misinformation Defined

16:00    Role of Allied Health Professionals Discussed

26:00    Misinformation Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

34:00    Spread & Consequences of Medical Misinformation

50:00    Responding to Medical Misinformation

54:00    Information Literacy & Good Information Consumer Tips

60:00    Wrap Up and References

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Instructor(s)

  • Lauryn Dorzback

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Lauryn Dorzback

    Lauryn Dorzback, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Her work experience includes acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care, with a focus on dysphagia diagnostics and intervention. Lauryn joined CSP in 2018 and shares the company’s passion of providing access to swallowing instrumentation to patients across the region. Disclosures: Lauryn Dorzback has the following financial relationship to disclose: She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Lauryn has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Additional Information


NOTE:  If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must include your ASHA number when creating a Thinkific account for the course. If you wish to have your participation reported to ASHA, but you do not have an ASHA number, type REPORT. If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type “NO” in the field requesting your ASHA number. Once the course post-test has been completed with 80% accuracy, you will automatically receive a course completion certificate and your material will be ready for us to submit.