The Therapy Insights Blog

Megan Berg
About that giraffe doing a masako… An open letter regarding the evidence base of speech language pathology

About that giraffe doing a masako… An open letter regarding the evidence base of speech language pathology

“Humans may crave absolute certainty; they may aspire to it; they may pretend ... to have attained it. But the history of science—by far the most successful claim to knowledge accessible to humans—teaches that the most we can hope for is successive improvement in our understanding, learning from our mistakes, an asymptotic approach to the Universe, but with the proviso that absolute certainty will always elude us.We will always be mired in error. The most each generation can hope for is to reduce the error bars a little, and to add to the body of data to which error bars...

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Megan Berg
12 Alternatives to Popcorn Friday for People with Dysphagia

12 Alternatives to Popcorn Friday for People with Dysphagia

It's fun to watch the Friday treat cart stroll the halls of a facility, bringing smiles to everyone... staff, patients, visitors. It's a ray of sunshine at the end of the week. But then it breaks my heart when people who have dysphagia are passed over. Popcorn is cheap and easy to make and is usually what is stocked on these treat carts. However, it is notoriously one of the most difficult things to swallow safely. In this fiber-optic endoscopic swallow study, it's easy to see how the residue gets stuck in the vallecula. Denying a special treat to someone...

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Megan Berg
30 Gifts for Speech-Language Pathologists

30 Gifts for Speech-Language Pathologists

Do you have a special speech-language pathologist in your life? Here is SLP Insight's 2017 Gift Giving Guide. This list is particularly for SLPs who work with adults in rehabilitation settings. 1. A subscription to Therapy Fix Therapy FIx a monthly fix of cognitive, language, and dysphagia therapy materials as well as other goodies including handouts for patients, article summaries, stickers, quotes, and more. You'll make your SLP's life much easier in 2018 by gifting them a monthly re-supply packed with creative, engaging, ready-to-use therapy materials, delivered right to their mailbox. If you would like to gift this subscription, check...

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