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Foods to Avoid When Choosing Thickened Liquids as a Safety Precaution

Published by <p>Some foods can be unsafe for people who swallow thickened liquids better. This handout explains which foods have hidden dangers for these people to swallow. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dysphagia

Published by <p>Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes dry mouth, which can lead to dysphagia with reduced saliva production. This handout explains more about this disorder and provides some swallowing strategies to consider. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity (DIGEST) Scale

Published by <p>The Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity (DIGEST) Scale was created to generate a measure of pharyngeal dysphagia as a toxicity endpoint. This material explains its background and how to determine safety and efficiency grades to obtain a global rating of pharyngeal swallowing function. Hutcheson, K.A., Barrow, M.P., Barringer, D.A., Knott, J.K., Lin, H.Y., Weber, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

What is a Cricopharyngeal Bar?

Published by <p>This med SLP printable handout explains the causes and possible treatment options for a cricopharyngeal bar. Upchurch, B. (2011). Cricopharyngeal Bar Dysphagia Treated Successfully with Endoscopic Dilation: 432. Official Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology| ACG, 106, S169. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Normal Swallowing Variations

Published by <p>This material provides information on normative ranges for characteristics and durations related to swallowing to improve understanding of swallowing differences versus disorders. Martin-Harris, B., Brodsky, M. B., Michel, Y., Lee, F.-S., & Walters, B. (2007). Delayed initiation of the pharyngeal swallow: normal variability in adult swallows. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50(3), 585-594.Molfenter, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Incidence of Poststroke Depression in Patients With Poststroke Dysphagia (2022)

Published by <p>Dysphagia can occur in about 78% of people with strokes. It can cause many negative consequences such as increased caregiver burden, higher health costs, and needing more medical care to manage. Some patients improve their swallowing two to four weeks after their onset. Others with persistent dysphagia have an increased risk for malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Continuando tu Plan de Cuidado (Tratamiento) en Disfagia Luego de Llegar a tu Hogar – in Español

Published by <p>Dysphagia precautions don’t end when someone leaves a hospital or care facility. This form is designed for Speech-Language Pathologists to fill out for patients and family in order to improve carry-over of strategies to reduce risk of dysphagia after returning to a home environment. Translated by María Del Mar Díaz Martínez. María is a medically-based-SLP. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Perigos Escondidos para Pessoas com Disfagia que Ingerem Líquidos Espessados – in Português

Published by <p>This handout is designed for patients, caregivers, and staff to illustrate where “hidden” thin liquids may pose a risk for people with dysphagia on thickened liquids. While not a comprehensive list, this handout highlights ice, straws, frozen treats, soup, and saliva, laying out the reasons why these things may pose an increased risk of aspiration […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Tabletop Cue Cards: Strategie deglutitorie per evitare l’aspirazione – in Italiano

Published by <p>These handy dysphagia cue cards are designed to be discretely placed at dining tables to remind patients of dysphagia precautions. The cue cards feature a graphic of swallow anatomy/physiology and have blank spaces for SLPs to include specific personalized swallow strategies. Translated by Mirko Fabrizo. Mirko studied speech-language pathology at La Sapienza University of Rome […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Malattia da Reflusso Gastroesofageo (MRGE) – in Italiano

Published by <p>Handout featuring explanation of aspiration pneumonia as related to GERD as well as 8 specific strategies for reducing the symptoms of GERD and related risk of aspiration pneumonia. Designed for speech-language pathologists working with patients who have dysphagia exacerbated by GERD. Translated by María Del Mar Díaz Martínez. María is a medically-based-SLP. She obtained her […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>