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Breathing Attacks

Breathing Attacks

Breathing Attacks

Allison Brown
Allison Brown
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Launch date: 23 Nov 2017
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Last updated: 14 Oct 2020

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) is an inappropriate closure of the vocal cords during respiration, creating an airway obstruction that most significantly affects athletes during activity. VCD is often misdiagnosed as asthma, often leading to ineffective treatment. The speech pathologist plays a vital role working within a multidisciplinary team to effectively teach and communicate a treatment plan ensuring optimal care and outcomes for these patients. This introductory level course will discuss techniques for identifying and diagnosing VCD, provide a step-by-step treatment approach, and address making referrals as necessary.


On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Define the population most often diagnosed with VCD

2.Identify symptoms of VCD

3. Evaluate the differential diagnosis between asthma and VCD

4. Distinguish the effectiveness of strategies used to treat VCD

5. Select appropriate referrals if VCD is suspected
Allison Brown

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Allison Brown
on behalf of CIAO Seminars

Allison Tidwell Brown, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Speech Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Beginning her practice in 2008, Allison has spent her career focusing on the treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing within the medical setting. She has helped develop several programs and clinics including a vocal cord dysfunction program and a multidisciplinary saliva control clinic. She is currently a lead outpatient feeding therapist for Children's Health in Dallas, TX where she is a Vital Stim Certified and swallow study trained member of the outpatient feeding therapy team. Allison also teaches a graduate course in Pediatric Dysphagia at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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  • CIAO Seminars
  • 2.00 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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