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Creating Mealtimes for Tube-Dependent Children

October 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Mealtimes provide opportunities for children to experience a wide variety of sensory input as well as lay the foundation for bonding over food. This handout provides tips for caregivers to create mealtimes that meet the child where they are at in their feeding journey to allow for bonding experiences.
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Motivational Techniques for Mealtime with Autistic Kids

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is for families of children with autism spectrum disorder who experience difficulty with managing mealtime behaviors. Curtin, C., Hubbard, K., Anderson, S. E., Mick, E., Must, A., & Bandini, L. G. (2015). Food selectivity, mealtime behavior problems, spousal stress, and family food choices in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Journal of […]
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Pulmonary Conditions and Pediatric Swallowing Difficulties

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Speech-language pathologists are often consulted to assess children in the acute care setting who are diagnosed with asthma or other pulmonary conditions when they present with feeding and swallowing complaints. This resource provides information about pulmonary conditions and pediatric dysphagia. Video on how to use this resource: Scarpel, R. D. A., Nóbrega, A. C., Pinho, […]
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How Pediatric Medications Impact Speech and Swallow

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Drug-induced neurological disorders can challenge the efficiency of clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. This resource provides a list of pediatric medications and associated speech and swallow complications. Video on how to use this resource: Sinha, P., Vandana, V. P., Lewis, N. V., Jayaram, M., & Enderby, P. (2015). Predictors of effect of atypical antipsychotics on […]
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The Importance of Lab Values for Clinical Swallow Assessments

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Lab values are essential to our clinical swallow evaluation process as speech-language pathologists. This resource discusses the importance of knowing our patients’ lab values and provides a chart with possible effects of abnormal pediatric lab values on matters that pertain to feeding and swallowing. Video on how to use this resource: Wallace, T. (n.d.). Lab […]
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Speaking Valves in Pediatric Speech Therapy

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource offers information about what speaking valves are and how to place them. A few tips are offered on how to introduce them to children when starting to address voicing and swallowing goals. Video on how to use this resource: Passy-Muir Inc (1989-2015). Passy-Muir Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing And Speaking Valves Patient Education Handbook. […]
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SLP & OT Feeding Collaboration

March 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource offers a checklist that can be used for SLP & OT clinical collaboration during skilled feeding sessions. Video on how to use this resource:
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Discharge Checklist

February 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This checklist can be utilized to ensure appropriate, thoughtful, and thorough discharge planning for anyone on your caseload.
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