Olympus Introduction to FEES: Hands On Assessment of Dysphagia


This educational event is a fundamental course for speech language pathologists interested in learning more about the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing through a 1.5 day course. This course consists of didactic presentations and 6 hours of hands-on practice.

Agenda will include:

  • Didactic Presentations
  • Device Demonstration
  • Hands-on Lab


  • Identify normal vs. abnormal anatomy and physiology of swallowing using endoscopy
  • Implement Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) protocol
  • Interpret FEES by identifying anatomic and physiologic abnormalities
  • Demonstrate effective manipulation and passing of Olympus scopes on normal subjects obtaining optimal view of structures

Technologies used:

  • ENF-VH Videoscope
  • Olympus's HD Imaging Platform
  • Recording and Integration with nStream


  • A solid foundation of normal anatomy and physiology of swallowing.
  • An advanced understanding and knowledge of dysphagia.
  • Experience with swallowing instrumentation.


No courses scheduled at this time.


Stephanie D. Mataya, M.S, CCC-SLP

FEES Coordinator/ Speech Language Pathologist
BayCare Health System

Beth Krieger M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist in Acute Care and LTAC Settings
Mease Dunedin Hospital/BayCare Alliant Hospital

Melissa Mattarochia, M.S, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Mease Countryside Hospital

Casey C. Morash, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
BayCare Health System

Alicia D. Weidner, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
BayCare Health System

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