Kara Maharay, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Instructor, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION


Kara Maharaykmaharay@salus.edu

Education: 

  • MS, LaSalle University
  • BS, Kutztown University

Role at Salus University: 

  • Director of Clinical Education
  • Instructor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation 

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Medical Speech Pathology
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Dysphagia

Selected Representative Publications: 

  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. (2018). Dysphagia screening in neurologic populations: Selection, implementation, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 3(13), 58-66. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG13.58
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. (2015). Evaluation and treatment of cognitive-linguistic deficits in liver disease patients in the acute rehabilitative phase. SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 25(2), 78-88. doi:10.1044/nnsld25.2.78

Presentations:

  • Maharay, K. Medical SLP Collective Live Webinar. Stroke and Dysphagia: From Acute Care and Beyond [2-hour CE webinar]. April, 2021.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. A collaborative approach to implementing a dysphagia screen in acute stroke patients. Lecture presentation at ASHA Annual Convention. November, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. FEES 101: How to develop your program from business plan to implementation. Lecture presentation at Annual ASHA Convention. November, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. Evaluation and treatment of cognitive-linguistic deficits in liver disease patients in the acute rehabilitative phase. Poster presentation at Annual ASHA Convention. November, 2015. in Denver, CO.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. Intervention planning for dysphagia based on objective studies and reports: Translating results into practice. Lecture presentation at Annual ASHA Convention. November, 2015. Denver, CO.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. Road to recovery: Dysphagia treatment for a patient with SMA Type II. Poster presentation at Annual ASHA Convention. November, 2015. Denver, CO.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K.Assessment and application of a speaking valve for speech and swallowing. Lecture presentation during the annual Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Above the Rest Conference, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. January 2013. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Maharay, K., Salmon, K. & Shaw, G. Implementation of a free water program for dysphagic patients in the acute rehabilitation setting. Poster presentation at the Inter-Professional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Care Conference. Thomas Jefferson University. May 2012. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. The common denominator for success in dysphagia recovery: Invested partners. Poster presentation at the ASHA Annual Convention. November, 2012. Atlanta, GA.

Professional Certifications: 

  • Board Certified Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
  • MBSImp Certified Clinician
  • Certified Provider of Vital Stim and Ampcare (NMES for the treatment of dysphagia)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Provider
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE) by AS