Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependence Content Development


Content for ASHA's Practice Portal is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependence page:

  • Suzanne Abraham, PhD, CCC-SLP   
  • Carmin Bartow, MS, CCC-SLP  
  • Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Alice Inman, MS, CCC-SLP    
  • Julie Kobak, MA, CCC-SLP  
  • Katy Peck, MA, CCC-SLP  
  • Donna Scarborough, PhD, CCC-SLP 
  • Stacey Skoretz, PhD, CCC-SLP  
  • Donna Tippett, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Kathleen Wengel, MS, CCC-SLP   

Citing Practice Portal Pages 

The recommended citation for this Practice Portal page is:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (n.d.) Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependence. (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

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