SA Swallowing Services, PLLC (615) 426-5505


  • Commentary

    -Our patients deserve the best evaluation we can provide to help them maintain the highest quality of life possible. If we cannot directly and systematically observe the complexities of their swallowing problems over multiple trials using varied food consistencies, it is impossible to adequately analyze the problems and to write a concise and meaningful report leading to the most effective intervention.

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  • SASS Flash!


    -2019 has been a fantastic FEES training year. SASS has provided basic or advanced FEES training for 358 SLPs in the US and Pakistan. We wish to thank all of those who attended our courses. As Southwest Airlines says, "We know you have choices when choosing [FEES Training], and we thank you for choosing [SASS]. We hope to see you again real soon." We wish to acknowledge ATMOS Medical, Inc., Optim, LLC, Spar Medical, Inc., Olympus Medical, Inc., PacCom, and, especially, Select Specialty Hospital for their support of our training programs.

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  • Testimonials

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Such a wonderful course!  I learned sooo much and can't wait to get started with actual patients. Thank you!"

    Basic FEES, Sutter Roseville, CA 8/27-28/19

  • I am amazed by you guys!  Your professionalism & ethics touch my heart! :)

    Langhorne, PA 9/19

  • "Probably the best training I've attended.  In 2016, I went to a basic FEES.  This course was a thousand times better."

    Basic FEES Training, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, April, 2019

  • "I loved this course. As a graduate student, I feel like this has increased by confidence and clinical skills for when I start working.  I would recommend this course to anyone.  THANK YOU!!"

    Basic FEES Course, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, April 2019

  • "Phenomenal course!  Thoroughly informative about the FEES procedure start to finish.'

    Basic FEES Course, Nashville, Tennessee, July 14 & 15, 2018

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

    Advanced FEES Course, Univ. Nevada-Reno, January, 2018

  • "Best CE course that I have ever taken,"

    Basic FEES Course, Nashville, TN November 2 & 3, 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

  • "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

  • "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