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Epiglottic Inversion Impairment and Exercises

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
The epiglottis plays a critical role in protecting the airway. This material describes the function of the epiglottis and provides exercises to complete to improve the function in a person with dysphagia.
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EMST Home Program Exercise Tracking Log

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
It can be overwhelming to remember all the details for completing the expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) at home. This guide will help the patient and their family keep track of each repetition and know when to increase the resistance.
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Dysphagia Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout provides education about the different exercises and swallowing strategies that may help individuals with Multiple Sclerosis to improve swallowing functions and safety.
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Dysphagia Postural Strategies: Head Tilt and Head Turn

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout addresses dysphagia related to unilateral weakness at some point in the oro-pharyngeal phase of the swallow. The handout provides visuals for the two strategies as well as a snapshot of the evidence-base for when these strategies may be most effective.
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Dysphagia Exercises for ALS

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
New research that has found physical activity is not a risk factor for individuals with ALS. When strictly monitored exercise programs are used, they have positive psychological and physiological effects with mild and moderate ALS. This handout will provide some suggested exercises to help your patient’s needs.
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Dysphagia Compensatory Strategies Cue Cards

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
There are many swallowing compensatory strategies speech pathologists may recommend to patients. These cue cards will describe the purpose of the strategies and how to perform them. They can be placed on the table to be a visual reminder to use the swallowing compensatory strategies during meals.
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Dysphagia and Multiple Sclerosis

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Dysphagia can sneak up on people with multiple sclerosis. How do we quantify and monitor this over time so that it doesn’t get the best of the situation? This handout is designed for patients confronting multiple sclerosis and contains the DYMUS questionnaire as well as information regarding what to expect regarding dysphagia and MS over […]
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Dual and Mixed Consistencies

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Dual or mixed consistencies are made up of both liquids and solids, which can make management and tolerance of these types of foods even more difficult. This handout explains what dual/mixed consistencies are, provides examples, explains why these consistencies are challenging, and provides suggestions for compensatory strategies.
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