Ask the Expert: Managing Swallowing Changes in PSP, CBD, & MSA

June 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join CurePSP for Ask the Expert on Managing Swallowing Changes in PSP, CBD, & MSA!

Swallowing dysfunction, also known as dysphagia, is a common complaint in patients with PSP, MSA and CBD at some point in their disease course. Symptoms could include trouble chewing, prolonged meal times, persistent drooling, coughing or choking when eating/drinking, and a sensation of food sticking in the throat or chest. 

In this webinar, Julie Hicks will review the different signs and symptoms of dysphagia and discuss how speech-language pathologists help manage these progressive changes over time. Questions that were submitted during registration will be answered at the end of the session. Questions can be submitted to

Julie Hicks is a speech-language pathologist providing outpatient neurologic rehabilitative care at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center and CurePSP’s Center of Care. She is also a clinical lecturer for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). Her clinical and research interests include management of communication and swallowing disorders associated with neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, PSP, brain injury and stroke.

Julie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Psychology at UCLA and her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida. She has previously worked for the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases in Gainesville, Florida. She has presented at state, national and international conventions on rehabilitation topics for patients with movement disorders. She has enjoyed supervising clinical interns and student volunteers since 2015. Outside of work, her interests include painting, cooking, and travel.

Please note that any medications that are referred to in this video should not be tried unless under the supervision of a licensed professional.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel.

The links to the webinar will be emailed to registrants after registration, two hours before the event, and fifteen minutes before the event.

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