Renee Speyer

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Current position

Professor, University of Oslo, 2017-

 

Current Honorary Positions

  • Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, The Netherlands
  • University of Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
  • University Autonòma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western Australia

 

Education

  • International Master of Science in Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, 2010
  • Registration Master of Science in Epidemiology, the Netherlands, 2005
  • Post-doctoral Master in Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2004
  • PhD Faculty of Medicine, Utrecht University: ‘Effect of voice therapy: measurement and evaluation’, 2003
  • Master in Speech and Language Pathology, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1990
  • Propaedeutic examination in Pedagogy, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1987
  • Bachelor in Logopedics and Audiology, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1986

 

Previous professional appointments

  • Associate Professor, College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 2012 - 2017
  • Research coordinator, Institute of Health Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2011-2012
  • Head of Cancer Registration, Research and Medical Care, Comprehensive Cancer Centre West, Leiden, the Netherlands, 2009 - 2010
  • Principal researcher - Clinician / Staff ENT Department – Centre for Audiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2003 – 2011
  • Scientist / PhD Student, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1997 - 2002
  • Speech and language pathologist, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1995 - 1997
  • Speech and language pathologist, Rehabilitation Centre St. Maartenskliniek, Ubbergen, the Netherlands, 1989 - 1992
  • Head private practises for speech and language therapy, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1986 – 2003

 

Current Research and Professional interests

  • Laryngology:
    • Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders)
    • Dysphonia (Voice disorders)
  • Effects of speech and language therapy
  • Psychometrics (Validity and reliability of assessments)
  • Instrument Development
  • Health economics
  • Systematic reviews (including psychometric and economic reviews)

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Board member / Secretary of the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD)
  • Associate Editor of the journal Dysphagia
  • Editorial Board Member of the Dutch Journal of Voice, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Member of:            
    • Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)
    • Laryngology Society of Australasia (LSA)
    • Dutch Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
    • Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)
    • Netherlands Association of Epidemiology

 

 

 

Publications

Selected Publications

 

Editor of Journal Special Issue

  • Speyer R (2014). Invited Editorial Review for Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research (JGH). Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Part I” Vol 3, No 5.
  • Speyer R (2014). Invited Editorial Review for Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research (JGH). Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Part II” Vol 3, No 10.

 

Edited Book

Speyer R & Bogaardt HCA (2015). Invited Book Editor. Seminars in Dysphagia Rijeka: InTech (http://www.intechopen.com/books/seminars-in-dysphagia).

 

Book Chapters

Speyer R. Behavioural treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia. In: Ekberg O (Ed). Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Treatment. 2nd rev edn. Medical Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging. Berlin: Springer-Verlag [In Press].

Speyer R. Planning and supervision of dysphagia intervention by therapists. In: Zehnhoff-Dinnesen et al. (Eds.) European Manual of Phoniatrics. Springer –Verlag, Heidelberg [In Press]

Speyer R et al. (2013). Nutricia Online Education Module (E-learning). Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Pathophysiology and Management, Univadis (www.univadis.org)

Speyer R (2012). Behavioural treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia: Bolus modification and management, sensory and motor behavioural techniques, postural adjustments, and swallow manoeuvres. In: Ekberg O (Ed). Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Treatment. Medical Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, p477-491.

Speyer R & Wieneke GH (2005). Effecten van logopedische stemtherapie. [Effects of logopedic voice therapy] Handboek voor Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie 27 (B1.3.1.2):1-16.

 

Refereed Journal Articles (Excluding Conference Abstracts)

Cordier R, Joosten A, Clavé P, Schindler A, Bülow M, Demir N, Serel Arslan S, Speyer R (2017). Evaluation of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) psychometric properties using Rasch analysis. Dysphagia 32(2):250-260.

Cordier R, Milbourn B, Buchanan A, Chung D, Martin R, Speyer R (2017). A systematic review evaluating the psychometric properties of measures of social inclusion. PLoS ONE [https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179109].

Denman D, Speyer R, Cordier R, Pearce W, Munro N. Psychometric properties of language assessment in children Frontiers in Psychology [In Press].

Doma K, Speyer R, Leicht A, Cordier R (2017). Comparison of psychometric properties between usual-week and past-week self-reported physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity [Accepted].

Jones E, Speyer R, Kertscher B, Swan K, Wagg B, Cordier R. Health-related quality of life in oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia [Accepted].

Parsons A, Cordier R, Munro N, Joosten A, Speyer R (2017). A systematic review of pragmatic language interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder. PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172242.

Remijn L, Groen BE, Speyer R, van Limbeek J, Vermaire JA, van den Engel-Hoek L, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MWG (2017). Can mastication in children with cerebral palsy be analysed by clinical observation, ultrasound and 3D kinematics? Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 32:22-29.

Speyer R, Cordier R, Parsons A, Denman D, Kim J-H. Psychometric characteristics of non-instrumental swallowing and feeding assessments in paediatrics. Dysphagia [In Press].

Baijens L, Clavé P, Cras P, Ekberg O, Forster A, Kolb G, Leners JC, Masiero S, Mateos-Nozal J, Ortega O, Smithard D, Speyer R, Walshe M (2016). ESSD-EUGMS white paper: oropharyngeal dysphagia as a geriatric syndrome. Clinical Interventions in Aging https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S107750.

Cordier R, Chen Y-W, Speyer R, Totino R, Doma K, Leicht A, Brown N (2016). Child-report measures of Occupational performance: A systematic review. PLoS ONE. 11(1): e0147751. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0147751.

Ghannouchi I, Speyer R, Cordier R, Doma K, Verin E (2016). Association between oropharyngeal dysphagia and chronic respiratory disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory Medicine 117:54-64.

Heckathorn D, Speyer R, Taylor J, Cordier R (2016). Systematic Review: Non-instrumental swallowing and feeding assessments in paediatrics. Dysphagia 31(1):1-23.

Heijnen BJ, Speyer R, Bülow M, Kuijpers LMF (2016). ‘What about swallowing?’: Diagnostic performance of daily clinical practice compared with the Eating Assessment Tool-10 Dysphagia 31(2):214-222. [In Press]

Heijnen BJ, Speyer R, Kertscher B, Cordier R, Koetsenruijter KWJ, Bogaardt HCA. Dysphagia, speech, voice and trismus following radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy in patients with head and neck carcinoma: a review of literature (2016). BioMed Research International http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6086894.

Newman R, Vilardell N, Clavé P, Speyer R (2016). Effect of bolus viscosity on the safety and efficacy of swallowing and the kinematics of the swallow response in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia: white paper by the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) Dysphagia 31(2):232-249.

Remijn L, Groen BE, Speyer R, van Limbeek J, Nijhuis-van der Sanden WG. Reproducibility of measurement of 3D kinematics and surface electromyography measurements of mastication (2016). Physiology and Behavior 155:112-121.

Takizawa C, Gemmell E, Kenworthy J, Speyer R (2016). A systematic review of the prevalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, head injury, and pneumonia. Dysphagia 31(3):434-441.

Vilardell N, Rofes L, Arreola V, Speyer R, Clavé P (2016). A comparative study between modified starch and xanthan gum thickeners in post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia 31(2):169-179.

Bogaardt HCA, Veerbeek L, van der Heide A, van Zuylen L, Speyer R (2015). Dysphagia in the dying phase: retrospective proxy assessment in unsedated patients Dysphagia 30(2):145-151.

Cordier R, Speyer R, Chen Y-W, Wilkes-Gillan S, Brown T, Bourke-Taylor H, Doma K, Leicht A (2015). Evaluating the psychometric quality of social skills measures: A systematic review PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132299. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132299

Kertscher B, Speyer R, Fong E, Georgiou AM, Smith M (2015). Prevalence of oropharyngeal dyphagia in the Netherlands: a telephone survey. Dysphagia 30(2):114-120.

Lips M, Speyer R, Zumach A, Kremer B, Kross KW (2015). Supracricoid laryngectomy and dysphagia: a systematic literature review Laryngoscope 9:2143-2156. DOI:10.1002/lary.25341.

Remijn L, Speyer R, Holtus PCM, van Limbeek J, Nijhuis - van der Sanden MWG (2015). Multiple case study to describe influencing factors on effectiveness of an interdisciplinary in-patient intervention for feeding problems in children.  Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior 3:184.doi:10.4172.2375-4494.1000184.

Remijn L, Speyer R, Groen B, Nijhuis R (2015). Development of an instrument for the assessment of mastication in children: the Mastication Observation and Evaluation (MOE) Logopedie & Foniatrie 4:22-27.

Swan K, Speyer R, Heijnen BJ, Wagg B, Cordier R (2015). Living with oropharyngeal dysphagia: effects of bolus modification on health-related quality of life - a systematic review Quality of Life Research 24(10):2447-2456. DOI:10.1007/s11136-015-0990-y.

Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Lima Passos V, Pilz W (2014). FEES protocol derived estimates of sensitivity: aspiration in dysphagic patients Dysphagia 29(5):583-90.

Cordier R, Munro N, Wilkes-Gillan S, Speyer R, Pearce W (2014). Reliability and validity of the Pragmatics Observational Measure (POM): A newly developed observational measure of pragmatic language Research in Developmental Disabilities 35:1588-1598.

Kertscher B, Speyer R, Palmieri M, Plant C (2014). Bedside screening to detect oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with neurological disorders: An updated systematic review Dysphagia 29(2):204-212.

Remijn CSM, Speyer R, Holtus P, van Limbeek J, Nijhuis – van der Sanden MWG (2014). Validity and reliability of the Mastication Observation Evaluation (MOE) instrument: Research in Developmental Disabilities 35:1551-1561.

Speyer R, Cordier R, Kertscher B, Heijnen BJ (2014). Psychometric properties of questionnaires on Functional Health Status in oropharyngeal dysphagia: a systematic literature review BioMed Research International Article ID 458678, 1-11.

Speyer R, Kertscher B, Cordier R. Functional Health Status in oropharyngeal dysphagia (2014). Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research (print ISSN 2224-3992, online ISSN 2224-6509).

Timmerman A, Speyer R, Heijnen BJ, Zwijnenberg I (2014). Psychometric characteristics of quality of life questionnaires in oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia 29(2):183-198.

Speyer R (2013). Oropharyngeal dysphagia: Screening and assessment. In: Altman KW (Ed). Dysphagia. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 46(6). The Clinics: Internal Medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences, p989-1008.

Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Lima Passos V, Pilz W, van der Kruis JGJ, Haarmans S, Desjardins-Rombouts C (2013). Surface electrical stimulation in dysphagic Parkinson patients: A randomized clinical trial. The Laryngoscope 123(11):E38-E44.

Cichero JAY, Steele C, Duivestein J, Clavé P, Chen J, Kayashita J, Dantas R, Lecko C, Speyer R, Lam P, Murray J (2013). The need for international terminology and definitions for texture-modified foods and thickened liquid used in dysphagia management: Foundations of a global initiative. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports 1(4):280-291.

Remijn L, Speyer R, Groen BE, Holtus PCM, van Limbeek J, Nijhuis – van der Sanden MWG (2013). Assessment of mastication in healthy children and children with cerebral palsy: a validity and consistency study Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 40(5):336-347.

Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Lima Passos V, Pilz W, Roodenburg N, Clavé P (2012). The effect of surface electrical stimulation on swallowing in dysphagic patients with Parkinson’s disease Dysphagia 27(4): 528–537.

Heijnen BJ, Speyer R, Bogaardt HCA, Baijens LWJ (2012). Neuromuscular electrical stimulation versus traditional therapy in patients with Parkinson’s disease: Effects on quality of life Dysphagia 27(3): 336–345.

Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Lima Passos V, Pilz W, Roodenburg N, Clavé P (2011). Swallowing in Parkinson patients versus healthy controls: Reliability of measurements in videofluoroscopy. Gastroenterology Research and Practice Article ID 380682, 9 pages, DOI 10.1155/2011/380682.

Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Roodenburg N, Hilgers FJM (2011). Rehabilitation program for prosthetic tracheoesophageal voice production and swallowing function in a patient following circumferential pharyngolaryngectomy and neopharyngeal reconstruction with a jejunal free flap. Dysphagia 26:78-84.

Van der Kruis J, Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Zwijnenberg I (2011). Biomechanical analysis of hyoid bone displacement in videofluoroscopy: a systematic review of intervention effects Dysphagia 26(2): 00171–182.

Rofes L, Arreola V, Cabré M, Almirall J, Campins L, García-Peris P, Speyer R, Clavé P (2011). Diagnosis and management of oropharyngeal dysphagia and its nutritional and respiratory complications in the elderly. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 1-13. Doi:10.1155/2011/818979.

Speyer R, Heijnen BJ, LWJ Baijens, Vrijenhoef FHE, Otters EFM, Roodenburg N, Bogaardt HCA (2011). Quality of life in oncological patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia: Validity and reliability of the Dutch version of the Deglutition Handicap Index (DHI) and the MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) Dysphagia 26:407–414.

Speyer R, Pilz W, van der Kruis J, Brunings JW (2011). Reliability and validity of peer assessment in medical education: Systematic review Medical Teacher 33: e572–e585.

Speyer R, Baijens LW, Heijnen MAM, Zwijnenberg I (2010). The effects of therapy in oropharyngeal dysphagia by speech therapists: a systematic review. Dysphagia 25(1):40-65.

Speyer R, Bogaardt CA, Lima Passos V, Roodenburg NPHD, Zumach A, Heijnen MAM, Baijens LW, Fleskens S, Brunings JW (2010). Maximum phonation time: Variability and reliability. Journal of Voice (24)3:281-284.

Baijens LW, Speyer R (2009). Effects of therapy for dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease (Systematic review). Dysphagia 24:91-102.

Bogaardt HCA, Speyer R, Baijens LWJ, Fokkens WJ (2009). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Dutch version of SWAL-Qol. Dysphagia 24:66-70. (I/F 1.577; SJR 0.736 Otorhinolaryngology Q1)

Bours GJJW, Speyer R, de Wit R, Limburg M (2009). Bedside screening methods for dysphagia in neurologic patients: a systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 65(3):477-493.

Bülow M, Speyer R, Baijens LW, Woisard V, Ekberg O (2008). Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) in stroke patients with oral and pharyngeal dysfunction. Dysphagia 23:302-309.

Speyer R (2008). Effects of voice therapy: a systematic review. Journal of Voice 22(5):565-580.

57.Speyer R, Speyer I, Heijnen MAM (2008). Prevalence and relative risk of dysphonia in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Voice 22(2):232-237.

Baijens L, Speyer R, Roodenburg N, Manni J (2008). The effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in Opercular Syndrome: a case study. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Volume 265(July).

59.Baijens LW, Speyer R, Linssen M, Ceulen R, Manni J (2007). Rejection of injectable silicone used for vocal fold augmentation European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 264:565-568.

Timmerman AA, Meesters CMG, Speyer R, Anteunis LJC (2007). Psychometric qualities of questionnaires for the assessment of otitis media impact. Clinical Otolaryngology 32(6):429-439.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, Kersing W, Dejonckere PH (2005). Accuracy of measurements in digital videostroboscopic images of the vocal folds. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 114(6):443-450.

Dejonckere PH, van Wijck I, Speyer R (2004). Efficacy of voice therapy assessed with the Voice Range Profile (Phonetogram). Rev. Laryngol. Otol. Rhinol. 124(5):285-9.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, Dejonckere PH (2004). Self-assessment of voice therapy for chronic dysphonia. Clinical Otolaryngology 29(1):66-74.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, Dejonckere PH (2004). The use of acoustic parameters for the evaluation of voice therapy of dysphonic patients. Acta Acustica united with Acustica 90(3):520-527.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, Dejonckere PH (2004). Documentation of progress in voice therapy: perceptual, acoustic and laryngostroboscopic findings pre- and posttherapy. Journal of Voice 18(3) 325-340.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, Dejonckere PH (2004). Logopedic voice therapy Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie 12(4):252-272.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, van Wijck-Warnaar I, Dejonckere PH (2003). Effects of voice therapy on the voice range profiles of dysphonic patients. Journal of Voice 17(4):544-56.

Speyer R, Wieneke G, Ghazi Hosseini E, Kempen PA, Kersing W, Dejonckere PH (2002). Effect of voice therapy as objectively evaluated by digitized laryngeal stroboscopic imaging. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 111:902-908.

Speyer R, Wieneke GH, Dejonckere PH (2001). Outcome measurement of logopedic voice therapy. Research report for the Health Care Insurance Board in the Netherlands.

Speyer R & Dejonckere PH (1998). Measurement of voice Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie 7(3):197-212.

Rietveld ACM, Lankhorst E, Speyer R (1989). ‘Subjects as a factor in the identification of synthetic speech stimuli’, AFN-Proceedings 3:25-30.

 

 

  • Cordier, Reinie; Munro, Natalie; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah; Speyer, Renee; Parsons, Laura & Joosten, Annette (2019). Applying Item Response Theory (IRT) Modeling to an Observational Measure of Childhood Pragmatics: The Pragmatics Observational Measure-2. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  10, s 1- 17 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00408
  • Doma, Kenji; Speyer, Renee; Parsons, Lauren Alese & Cordier, Reinie (2019). Comparison of psychometric properties between recall methods of interview-based physical activity questionnaires: A systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology.  ISSN 1471-2288.  19:43, s 1- 29 . doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0684-1
  • Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Kim, Jae-Huyn; Cocks, Naomi; Michou, Emilia & Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah (2019). Prevalence of drooling, swallowing, and feeding problems in cerebral palsy across the lifespan: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.  ISSN 0012-1622.  s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14316
  • Cordier, R; Vilaysack, B; Doma, K; Wilkes-Gillan, S & Speyer, Renee (2018). Peer Inclusion in Interventions for Children with ADHD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. BioMed Research International.  ISSN 2314-6133.  2018 . doi: 10.1155/2018/7693479
  • Cordier, Reinie; Speyer, Renee; Schindler, Antonio; Michou, Emilia; Heijnen, Bas; Baijens, Laura; Karaduman, A; Swan, Katina & Joosten, Annette (2018). Using Rasch analysis to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Swallowing Quality of Life questionnaire: an item response theory approach.. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Denman, Deborah; Kim, Jae-Huyn; Munro, Natalie; Speyer, Renee & Cordier, Reinie (2018). Describing language assessments for school-aged children: A Delphi study. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.  ISSN 1754-9507.  s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1080/17549507.2018.1552716
  • Hodges, Amy; Cordier, Reinie; Joosten, Annette; Bourke-Taylor, Helen & Speyer, Renee (2018). Evaluating the psychometric quality of school connectedness measures: A systematic review. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  13:e0203373(9), s 1- 27 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203373
  • Speyer, Renee; Kim, Jae-Hyun; Doma, K; Chen, Y-W; Denman, Deborah; Phyland, D; Parsons, Laura & Cordier, Reinie (2018). Measurement properties of self-report questionnaires on health-related quality of life and functional health status in dysphonia: a systematic review using the COSMIN taxonomy.. Quality of Life Research.  ISSN 0962-9343.  28(2), s 283- 296 . doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-2001-6
  • Swan, Katina; Cordier, Reinie; Brown, Ted & Speyer, Renee (2018). Psychometric Properties of Visuoperceptual Measures of Videofluoroscopic and Fibre-Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing: A Systematic Review. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.  s 1- 32 . doi: 10.1007/s00455-018-9918-3

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  • Kim, Jae-Hyun; Chen, Yu-Wei; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Wu, Ho Ching; Cordier, Reinie & Speyer, Renee (2019). What Inverventions can we use for Autistic Adults?.

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