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

Do you work in healthcare? Do you make decisions? What would you say if you knew a high percentage of those decisions may make your patient worse, instead of better?

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: How to Improve Outcomes for Tough Clinical Decisions

Description: Do you work in healthcare? Do you make decisions? What would you say if you knew a high percentage of those decisions may make your patient worse, instead of better? This study group will improve your ability to examine your decision-making processes and adopt research-based strategies to improve those processes. Join in and bring your clinical cases and together we’ll walk through a decision-making process to improve the effectiveness of your clinical recommendations.

Dates & Agenda: TBA

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

Join the waitlist for access to early registration!

  • 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 mentor 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 mentor group discussion forum.
  • Pre-requisite courses assigned by the mentor 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!

By registering for a Deep Dive Study Group you are agreeing to our Participant Agreement.

Refund Policy: You must email for all refund requests within seven days of purchase. Requests received after that, until seven days from the start of the Deep Dive Study Group, will be eligible for credit to apply to another Deep Dive Study Group within 12 months of purchase. Credit may transfer to another person. No refund or credit from seven days prior to the start of the group.

*Groups that do not meet the minimum of 10 enrollees may be canceled, and a refund will be issued within 30 days.