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Which Thickener is Right for Me?

Published by <p>This handout lays out the basics of these types of thickeners, including main ingredients, shelf life, how they're thickened, and pros/cons. <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>

When to Refer to a Speech-Language Pathologist

Published by <p>Handout designed for an inter-disciplinary team needing to know when to refer to a speech-language pathologist. <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 to Know Before Signing a Legal Variance Form

Published by <p>This handout is designed for patients and families facing the complex and personal decision of either signing a variance form or following specific safe swallow precautions prescribed in a healthcare setting. All patients and families deserve to know 1) their risk of dysphagia; 2) strategies to reduce their risk of dysphagia; and 3) their rights […] <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 Dysphagia?

Published by <p>This handout visualizes the anatomy/physiology of the swallow and describes general symptoms of dysphagia. Looking for this resource in Italian? Find it here. In Portuguese? Find it here. In Spanish? Find it here. In French? Find it here. <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 Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS)?

Published by <p>\This handout describes what an MBSS is, why someone might need it, how to prepare for the exam, what will happen during the exam, and what they can expect after the exam. The handout also features a series of images taken from a swallow xray to give patients a concrete idea of what exactly will […] <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>

The Trigeminal Nerve

Published by <p>This handout is for patients who have lost sensory or motor function of the fifth cranial nerve. The handout features simple anatomy/physiology of the trigeminal nerve, including the alveolar nerves, lingual nerves, and buccal nerves. <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>

The Right to Refuse to Eat

Published by <p>This is targeted towards family members and staff and describes the neurological processes involved in eating/drinking, how medical professionals can rule out barriers to oral intake (such as dysphagia), the risks of feeding in the face of refusal, considerations for artificial nutrition and hydration, and a brief description of hospice services. <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>

The Point of Thickened Liquids

Published by <p>This handout is for people who have dysphagia and choose to use thickened liquids as a compensatory strategy due to a delayed 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>

The Mendelsohn Dysphagia Intervention

Published by <p>Handout featuring instructions and evidence base for Mendelsohn swallow exercise to improve hyoid elevation and excursion. <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>