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Registered Dietician (RD) + Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Collaboration

October 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides similarities and differences between a registered dietician and a speech-language pathologist and how collaboration provides positive outcomes. Lemieux-Charles, L., McGuire, W.L. (2006) What do we know about health care team effectiveness? A review of the literature. Medical Care Research and Review. 63(3):263-300.
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Gastroparesis and Swallowing Considerations

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides information on gastroparesis and considerations for swallowing. Boltin, D., Zvidi, I., Steinmetz, A., Bernstine, H., Groshar, D., Nardi, Y., Boaz, M., Niv, Y., & Dickman, R. (2014). Vomiting and dysphagia predict delayed gastric emptying in diabetic and nondiabetic subjects. Journal of Diabetes Research. 2014:294032. Grover, M., Farrugia, G., & Stanghellini, V. (2019). […]
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Management of Functional Communication, Swallowing, Cough and Related Disorders: Consensus Recommendations for Speech and Language Therapy (2021)

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
FNDs can involve difficulties with communication, swallowing, cough, and upper airway systems. This review article included 18 SLPs worldwide with clinical experience with patients with FNDs. They had two neuropsychiatric and one neurology professional join them in providing these evaluation and treatment guideline recommendations.  FNDs generally have observed positive clinical features during functional communication, swallowing, […]
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Changes in Swallowing After Laryngectomy

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
After a total laryngectomy, there is likely no concern for aspiration. However, there are still structural changes that will impact swallowing function that the medical team should consider. Video on how to use this resource: Landera, M. A., Lundy, D. S., & Sullivan, P. A. (2010). Dysphagia after total laryngectomy. Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing […]
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Dysphagia Following a Total Laryngectomy: The Effect on Quality of Life, Functioning, and Psychological Well-Being (2009)

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The authors of this study wanted to see if dysphagia affected people’s QoL, functioning, and psychological well-being after a total laryngectomy. This research study is the first known of this kind to learn from self-reported documentation for total laryngectomies. It is also the first study to examine QoL and psychological well-being measures for people with […]
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Clinical Resource: IDDSI Level 7 (Regular Easy to Chew)

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) level seven is for modified solids called “Regular Easy to Chew.” This material provides information for patients and their caregivers on this consistency’s characteristics, why it may be recommended, ways to test it at home, and helpful recommendations for preparation. Video on how to use this resource:
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The Role of Speech Therapy with Head and Neck Cancer

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is designed for patients who have received a diagnosis of head and neck cancer and may not be aware of how a speech-language pathologist can help them on their journey. Video on how to use this resource Hutcheson, K. A., Bhayani, M. K., Beadle, B. M., Gold, K. A., Shinn, E. H., Lai, […]
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