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Cranial Nerve Screening

Published by <p>This handout provides a review of cranial nerves, their primary functions, red flags, or warning signs that you might observe, and quick screens to rule out cranial nerve involvement. If any concerns are noted during screening, a more comprehensive cranial nerve evaluation is warranted. <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>

Considerations and Strategies for Caregiver Assisted Feeding

Published by <p>Providing feeding assistance may seem like a simple task, but there are many considerations to follow, so the person swallows safely. This handout will explain the considerations and strategies to make mealtime an enjoyable experience for the person receiving feeding assistance. <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>

Considerations and Contraindications for Tracheostomy Weaning

Published by <p>The decision to begin the tracheostomy weaning process is a complicated decision for the speech pathologist and the medical team. This handout provides a clinical judgement decision tree considerations, contraindications, and a guideline for the stages of the trach weaning process. <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>

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Difficulty Swallowing

Published by <p>Many patients diagnosed with COPD struggle with swallowing. This is frequently related to the coordination of respiration and swallowing. This handout outlines what COPD is and how it affects swallowing. It includes several strategies for patients to try that are aimed at improving this coordination and reducing signs/symptoms of dysphagia. <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>

Consistency Testing Methods for IDDSI Levels

Published by <p>The IDDSI website provides a lot of helpful information for standardizing the testing of consistencies for solids and liquids; however, it can be overwhelming to locate all of the information needed for a full understanding. This resource provides all of the information required to understand each type of test, which test is appropriate for 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>

Better Speech and Hearing Month 2020

Published by <p>This is an updated design based on our original Better Speech and Hearing Month handout. Designed to target a more general audience, this handout describes the three hats worn by speech-language pathologists in medical rehabilitation settings: speech/language/voice, cognition, and dysphagia. <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>

Bedside Swallow Eval Scheduled

Published by <p>This HIPAA-friendly note is designed to be folded in half (for display in their room) and personalized with the name of their SLP and the date/time of their bedside evaluation. <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>

Aspiration Precautions Communication Form

Published by <p>This form is designed for speech-language pathologists in medical settings needing to communicate aspiration precautions to nursing, physician, therapy, and kitchen staff. <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>

Aerosol Generating Procedures: A Resource for SLPs

Published by <p>The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes for how speech-language pathologists approach our daily evaluations and treatments with individuals with dysphagia and voice treatment. This handout is a resource to give more guidance for how to safely treat aerosol-generating procedures to reduce the risk for infections for providers. <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>

Adaptive Devices to Control Sip Size

Published by <p>This material provides information on adaptive devices to control sip size in patients who are or are not on thickened liquids but may exhibit impulsivity, increasing their 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>