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Training and Interpretation of FEES in Adults

Edie R. Hapner
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3 DVDs, 1 CD
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Training and Interpretation of FEES in Adults emanates from the author’s self-developed and proven program for training Speech-Language Pathologists in the use of FEES. Comprehensive and eminently clear and concise, it comprises three DVDs of video lectures that give practicing clinicians a solid foundation on the use of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.

Clinicians are guided through didactic lectures and actual FEES exams to aid in the diagnosis of swallowing problems as seen through endoscopy. A review of laryngeal anomalies that may be encountered during the endoscopic examination rounds out this comprehensive program. Throughout, the multidisciplinary management of swallowing is highlighted.

The package includes a CD with a FEES documentation template, completed FEES documentation forms for exams featured on the DVDs, a scope passing and FEES competency checklist, and additional resources in addition to the three training DVDs.

Ideally suited to training and competency development for medical Speech-Language Pathologists, this product can also be easily integrated into graduate teaching in dysphagia courses and for training Otolaryngology residents interested in learning how to perform and interpret FEES exams.

Dr. Hapner, author of Training and Interpretation of Fees in Adults, is employed by the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Edie Hapner discloses that she receives royalties from Plural Publishing, Inc. for the sale of this DVD. She has no non-financial disclosures.


  • Martin Brodsky, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University (2012):
    "It is evident from Dr. Hapner's narratives, slides, videos, and the supplementary information that this educational program has much to offer, even an experienced clinician."

  • SLP Telepractice Blog, (November 8, 2013):
    ""Rated 5 out 5.""


  • Section One: Anatomy of the Laryngeal Mechanism (60 min.)
  • Section Two: Physiology of the Laryngeal Mechanism (60 min.)
  • Section Three: Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (90 min.)
  • Section Four: Infection Control and Scope Processing (20 min.)
  • Section Five: Topical Anesthetic Use by the SLP (30 min.)


  • FEES Documentation Template
  • Completed FEES Documentation Templates for Featured Exams
  • Scope Passing and FEES Competency Checklist
  • A Speech-Language Pathologist's Guide to Describing Vocal Lesions
  • References

About The Author

Edie R. Hapner

Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor in the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Speech Language Pathology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. She is a fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and Associate Fellow of the American Laryngological Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Practice. She has presented hundreds of lectures, workshops, and seminars on voice and voice disorders. She has over 50 published articles in the area of voice and voice disorders, multiple book chapters, and is co-editor of the book Voice Therapy, Clinical Case Studies, Fourth Edition. Dr. Hapner developed and implemented the voice curriculum for Medbridge Inc, an online learning systems for speech language pathologists where multiple leaders in voice present accessible and easily understandable lectures on voice and voice disorders.

Dr. Hapner has served on the Board of Directors for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association as the Vice President of Planning, Coordinator of the SIG 3 Voice and Voice Disorders, member of the Voice Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology and served on the AAOHNS Guidelines Committee for Dysphonia. She will chair the ASHA Annual Convention in 2020.

Dr. Hapner's research interests include aging voice, dystonia and adherence to voice therapy. She is co-author of Phonation Resistance Training Exercises (PhoRTE), an evidence based treatment for aging voice.