George Barnes | MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Are you an SLP or SLPA seeking greater support, education, and mentorship with dysphagia and medically complex patients, this is for you! It doesn’t matter if you’re a brand-new clinician, a seasoned veteran, or are transitioning to this population- if you’re here to grow, we’re here to help.

George Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Board Certified Specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and has developed an expertise in dysphagia management focusing on diagnostics and clinical decision-making in the medically complex population. George yearns to make education useful, research clinical-focused, and quality care accessible. He co-founded a mobile FEES service to expand access to high-quality dysphagia services. George strives to go beyond the swallow in dysphagia management by looking at the whole patient which is evident in his research on a pneumonia risk calculator.

His speaking engagements aim to bridge research and patient care, which have included talks with, ASHA, Dysphagia Cafe, MedSLP Ed, EPSHA, SpeechTherapyPD.Com, NYSSLHA, CSHA, SHAV, Hackensack University Medical Center, Iona College, Medical SLP Collective, Swallow Your Pride, Fresh SLP, Private Practice Success Stories, and Speech Uncensored.

George has a track record of paying his knowledge forward to other professionals through his courses, his blog (The Scope), graduate school-level education, clinical fellowship, and student supervision, the Student to Empowered Professional (STEP) mentorship program, Medical SLP Collective mentorship service, ASHA special interest groups, peer review for ASHA course material, and his Medical SLP Coaching Program which supports SLPs with the guidance they need to reach their clinical and career goals. He pushes forward various patient-centered initiatives through his work with the SIG13 Dysphagia Editorial Committee, the NJSHA Dysphagia Subcommittee, and participation in various interdisciplinary teams in the hospital setting.

With a passion for food and a deep appreciation for the joy and connection it gives to our lives, he has dedicated his life to helping others enjoy this simple but deep-rooted pleasure.

Deep Dive Study Group:  Managing Aspiration Risk with Medical Complexity

Description: Going beyond the swallow and looking at dysphagia management from a broad scope, this Deep Dive Study Group/interactive course will provide a foundation of knowledge in medical complexity, aspiration pneumonia, and risk management to improve the ability to reason, problem solve and make better decisions.

Dates & Agenda: Coming soon!

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?

Be the first to know when registration opens!

  • Limited to the first 20 people to enroll (must have a minimum of 10*).
  • A one-year Professional subscription to is included for non-subscribers. 
  • 4 guided 90-minute group discussions and lessons. 
  • Each session will begin with a facilitator presentation followed by a group discussion of case studies and applications. 
  • Bring specific case studies to be discussed. 
  • Discussion group available during the week for your cohort on The SLP Hub community forum. 
  • Post-group access to the private group discussion forum. 
  • Pre-requisite courses assigned by the expert facilitator may be required. 
  • Sessions will be recorded for future reference and in case of a missed session. 
  • Sessions are offered for ASHA CEUs (must attend live). 

Why choose Deep Dive Study Groups? Deep Dive Study Groups include a Professional Subscription (access 1000+ CE courses through webinars, seminars, and podcasts, plus get full access to The SLP Hub), four 90-minute interactive sessions, and post-group access to a peer private discussion forum. If you’re not currently a Professional Subscriber, this will cost $359. If you’re already a Professional Subscriber, you’ll pay $160. 

On average, six hours of 1:1 consultant calls can cost anywhere between $600 and $1,050 – And that’s without access to an entire library of courses available for ASHA CEUs and support through a private discussion forum. With the Deep Dive Study Group, you get so much more. This is truly an opportunity for ongoing education, cohort support, and group support through the private discussion forum. The value can’t be beat!

Book a 1:1 Consultant Call

  • 1:1 Consultant Video Call: $150 per hour
  • Subject to availability
  • Pay only when your appointment is confirmed

Step One

Submit your application, which will include topics and/or questions you would like to discuss

Step Two

Acceptance via email (DO NOT Pay until your appointment has been confirmed)

Step Three

Make Your Payment

Refund Policy: You must email immediately for all refund/credit requests. You have 7 days from the date of purchase to cancel and receive 100% refund. After that, until 7 days from the start of the Deep Dive course or 1:1 consultant call, you will receive a credit to apply to another Deep Dive Study Group or 1:1 consultant call within 12 months of purchase. May transfer to another person. No refund or credit from 7 days prior to the start of the course.