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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation to Treat Dysphagia

Published by <p>This 1-page visual describes what dysphagia is, how neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) can improve the swallow, and provides a list of potential contraindications. <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>

Meltable Solids for People with Dysphagia

Published by <p>This handout describes the texture and benefits of meltable solids for people who have dysphagia, particularly people who are usually on pureed diets but still have the ability to chew. <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>

MBSS vs FEES

Published by <p>This handout provides a detailed explanation of the differences between the modified barium swallow study (MBSS) and the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). The handout provides definitions of each study method and outlines the pros/cons of each, as well as the limitations and contraindications of each. <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>

How to Make Thickened Liquid Popsicles

Published by <p>There are, in fact, ways to make it so that thickened liquids don’t taste like snot. One strategy is to serve the drinks as cold as possible… even better, freeze them! <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>

How to Complete Oral Care

Published by <p>This handout is designed for staff, patients, family, and caregivers to improve the quality of oral care and reducing the risks associated with oral bacteria in the body. <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>

How Speaking Valves Work

Published by <p>This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with patients and families with tracheostomies who want to understand how speaking valves work. The handout features basic anatomy of voice, as well as basic eligibility requirements and safety precautions. <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>

How Damage to the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerves Affects Swallowing and Voice

Published by <p>This handout provides a visual depicting the unique pathway of the recurrent laryngeal nerves from the brainstem, around the heart, and up to the larynx. The handout describes the purpose of cranial nerves as well as the specific functions of the vagus nerve and recurrent laryngeal nerves. The handout features a list of symptoms that […] <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>

Hidden Dangers for People with Dysphagia on Thickened Liquids

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>

Hiatal Hernia, Reflux, and Dysphagia

Published by <p>This handout provides an overview of the anatomy/physiology of a hiatal hernia as well as how this injury relates to reflux and dysphagia. This handout helps provide a concrete visual explanation for a very esoteric concept as related to dysphagia rehabilitation. <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>

Hereditary Ataxias and Dsyphagia

Published by <p>This handout describes what ataxia is, what its signs and symptoms are, and provides a description of treatment options. <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>