SA Swallowing Services, PLLC (615) 426-5505

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  • SASS Flash!

    -SASS WENT BACK TO SAUDI ARABIA in May 2018 King Faisal Specialty Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, SA. Michelle, Karen and John had a great experience with our new SLP friends at King Faisal. They are well on their way to establishing FEES in their huge facility.

    - Dr. A taught at Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in May. It is a new Master's training program for women. He taught the Dysphagia course to 17 very bright and enthusiastic SLP students. Dr. A particularly liked the pastries and wonderful tea shared during class. And, every student scoped Dr. A--uh--successfully. Much success to them all. Many thanks to Dr. Frances Burns and Dr. Areej for inviting me to teach.

    - Mobile FEES Conference 2018: What a success! Over 40 mobile FEES SLPs gathered to discuss issues and the future. Who knows but this may become an annual event.

    - Successful First VIDEOSTROBOSCOPY Training Course: July 28 & 29, 2018. 16 SLPs attended. Thanks to ATMOS Medical for equipment. Plans for more training in 2019.

    - NASHVILLE COURSES LOCATION FOR 2018: Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville is providing classroom space for all SASS-sponsored courses in 2018. We wish to thank the Select Specialty administration for allowing use of their spaces for training.

    - SASS Training for remainder of 2018 FEES. Only one course with seats available- Basic FEES: November 3-4, 2018. Schedule for 2019 courses is found on "Training Course" page.


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  • " I enjoyed all lectures and hands-on training. I feel I will be able to provide better services to all patients following this course."

    Basic Course, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2016

  • "Fabulous course! I feel as though this course has sharpened my clinical skills, even outside of FEES use. The clinical binder is going in my quick reference bookshelf by my desk tomorrow morning!  Thank you!" "Thank you very much for coming to Anchorage. I feel very prepared despite only having been exposed to FEES for 2 ½ days now.  Your teaching styles are very effective and enjoyable.  Ya'll are also very entertaining. Thank you for focusing on the functional aspects of this practice and not just the theoretical."

    Basic+ Course, Anchorage, Alaska, April 2016

  • "This course was one of the most amazing courses I have ever attended.  The workshop and speakers were well prepared. The information they provided was very helpful.  I learned a lot from the analysis exercises and enjoyed the hands-on scoping."

    Basic+ Course, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 2015

  • "Most informative learning experience I have even been a part of! Thank you!" "Excellent material & presentations.  All instructors were approachable and genuinely appeared passionate & knowledgeable. Love Michelle!" "Very informational & easy to follow; wasn't overwhelming. Absolutely cannot thank the SASS team enough!"

    Basic Course, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2016

  • "We, at the Saudi Society of Speech Pathology and Audiology (SSSPA), are so grateful to SA Swallowing Services, PLLC team--John Ashford, Michelle Skelley, and Karen Brown--for visiting us in Saudi Arabia and conducting two FEES workshops in Riyadh and in Jeddah. SLPs who attended the workshops gave positive feedback about the FEES workshop and the knowledge and skills they gained.  They like the hands-on practice and the interpretation of assessment results. We are looking forward to having these three conduct another FEES workshop in Saudi Arabia." Abdulrahman Al-Akeel, Ph.D.-SLP, Vice President of the SSSPA

    Basic+ Course, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 2015

  • "The best gift I have given myself all year." "I cannot say enough positive remarks about this course. It was hands down the most educational, informative, & useful course I have taken. The combination of instructor's skill, knowledge, & teaching abilities was beyond expectations.  I have no negatives or even constructive criticism-everything about it was fabulous. I will recommend this course to all of my colleagues."

    Advanced Course, Olympia, Washington, November 2016

  • "Excellent course, handouts, and delivery.  I enjoyed the course, appreciated all of the dialogue, felt comfortable asking questions.  Thanks very much."

    Advanced Training Course, University of Nevada-Reno, January, 2018

  • "This course was amazing--definitely my favorite so far!! Informative, thorough, functional, organized & timed perfectly (in accordance with what we're learning & then practicing), though provoking and inspired! :)

    Basic FEES Training Course, Reno, Nevada, January, 2018

  • "Oh so much more thorough than other FEES courses I have attended!

    Basic+ FEES Course, Olympia, Washington, September, 2017

  • "Extremely informative course!!"

    Basic+ Course, Waterbury, Connecticut, August, 2017

  • "Loved this course!! Would recommend to any clinician wanting more assistance with FEES analysis!" "I appreciated that the course was laid back but professional. Food was good. Speakers both highly knowledgeable and dynamic speakers."

    Advanced Course, Nashville, Tennessee May 2017

  • "Awesome Course! Thank you!" "The best practical dysphagia course I have ever taken!"

    Advanced Course, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2017

  • "Overall this was the BEST course I have ever attended! The lecture information & hands-on portion made this a very applicable course. Would recommend it to anyone interested in FEES or dysphagia in general!  The analysis portion was also excellent. I feel very prepared with the protocol & scoring procedures."

    Basic Course, Nashville, Tennessee March 2017