Mrs Jennifer Short, BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Mrs Jennifer Short, BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
I qualified as a speech and language therapist from UCL, London in 2002 and after a stint in the Outer Hebrides in a broad generalist post I specialised with adults with acquired and progressive neurological conditions. I have worked most of the rest of my career in Bristol and have also developed a specialism in working with adults who stammer, currently co-chairing the South West Disorders of Fluency CEN. Although my first love in my clinical career was in acquired aphasia, in recent years I have seen an increasing number of clients referred with ‘psychogenic’ or ‘functional’ dysphagia or communication problems, and have become aware of the lack of research and evidence-based practice guidelines for this client group.
Exploring consensus in terminology used in treatment and diagnosis of medically unexplained dysphagia.