My name is Tiffani Wallace. I live in Indiana with my 2 children who are currently 17 and 13. In my off-time from being a Speech Language Pathologist I am running to football, wrestling, baseball, singing lessons, musicals, plays and concerts!
I am a Dysphagia Specialist and hold my BCS-S (Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders). I am certified in MBSImP, VitalStim, LSVT LOUD and MDTP. I love continuing education and stay current with new information and literature.
I remember those beginning years of my career, not having a clue what I was doing with patients with dysphagia. I thought my job was to sit in the dining room as my patients ate their meals to cue them to use their strategies. I handed out the same set of exercises to every single patient. I changed diets at bedside. The entire time, I thought, there had to be more, so I went out and looked for me.
Over the years I have authored apps and even co-authored a book to help share all the new information I was learning. I started travelling and teaching CE courses, until I just got tired of teaching the same course over and over and over.
Dysphagia2Go from SmartyEars was my first app, followed by Dysphagia Therapy by Tactus and then iScreen Aphasia by SmartyEars. I authored these apps as something I felt I needed as I worked with patients. I have been so fortunate to be able to create several webinars available on Speech Pathology.com and Northern Speech Services. I also created and administrate the Facebook group The Dysphagia Squad (formerly Dysphagia Therapy Professional Edition).
I am the co-author of the book The Adult Dysphagia Pocketguide: Neuroanatomy to Clinical Practice. My friend Yvette McCoy approached me one day with this book idea that she had. Little did she know, I had the same idea for a book! It was a long process, but we are beyond proud of the book!
I am a Home Health SLP with Elara Caring and look forward to new experiences! Everyday is a new day and I love learning from all the new people I meet!
I am finally diving into the scary world of creating products! This is something that I have done for years, however never tried to sell any. These were just products that I needed and created for myself to use!
I love to teach. I love to have the opportunity to teach continuing education classes, students and whoever will listen to me ramble on about dysphagia! I’m almost positive my kids know more about dysphagia than they do some of their school work!
I am so happy that you found me here and look forward to interacting online and hopefully having the opportunity to meet in person!
If you are interested in a free gift that I have created, you can join my email list here.
~~~”Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.” George Carlin