Patient Videos

Swallowing and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are often poorly understood by patients, caregivers, and sometimes even clinicians. Dr. Ianessa Humbert, co-founder of the Swallowing Training and Education Portal (STEP), has created a free collection of engaging and informative videos to help everyone understand swallowing and dysphagia better. Below are 8 short videos that introduce individual topics. Scroll down or click below to jump to each video:

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Looking for Support? The NFOSD offers virtual and local support group options for people with swallowing disorders and their loved one.

Normal Swallowing

Swallowing in Older Adults

Clinical Swallowing Evaluation (CSE)

Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS)

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)



Swallowing Therapy