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Papaya Enzyme for Dry Mouth and Oral Care

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides a snapshot ofExploring the current research and rationale for using papaya enzymes to help individuals with xerostomia, saliva management, and oral health. Rowe, M., Lawn, C., & Wilson, B. (2018). Effects of papaya enzymes on the viscosity of saliva and oral hygiene in patients with a dry mouth. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care […]
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Defining Memory Strategies with Patient Reported Outcomes

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
An easy-to-use guide for clinicians on how to design individualized memory strategies based on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Weldring T, Smith SM. Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Health Serv Insights. 2013 Aug 4;6:61-8. Angela K. Troyer, Larry Leach, Susan Vandermorris & Jill B. Rich (2019) The measurement of […]
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Resonant Voice Treatment Approach

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
A clinical guide for the basics around implementing resonant voice therapy into your voice practice. Casper JK, Murry T. Voice therapy methods in dysphonia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2000 Oct;33(5):983-1002. Hacıoğlu, H. N., & Bengisu, S. (2023). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Resonant Voice Therapy in Patients with Functional Voice Disorder. Journal of Voice. Angadi […]
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Multiple Systems Atrophy and Dysphagia

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Multiple systems atrophy is an adult onset, sporadic, rapidly progressive neuro-degenerative disease that presents with a common early symptom of dysphagia. Aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death in MSA, so it is important for SLPs to be knowledgeable of the evaluation and treatment, which can be found in this educational handout. This handout […]
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Badge Reference Cards for Medical SLPs

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Included are ten badge reference cards related to arterial blood gas/vital signs, common ventilator modes, parts of tracheostomy, model of anatomy for speech, swallowing, and voice education, PMV considerations and cleaning, cranial nerve exam for speech and swallowing, Glasgow Coma Scale/NIH Stroke Scale, orientation log, determining risk for aspiration pneumonia, and Beck’s oral assessment to […]
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Culturally Affirming Executive Function Skills and Supports

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource helps you recognize and support executive functioning skills from non-dominant cultures and helps to broaden the perspective on therapeutic interventions for executive functioning challenges. Alcalá, L. (2023). The developing of executive function skills through culturally organized autonomy and helping. Infant and Child Development.House, R. J., Hanges, P. J., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. W., […]
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Quick Reference Guide to Early Language and Speech Sound Treatment Approaches

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is a quick guide to what evidence-based treatment approaches exist to tackle speech sound and language disorders in children under 6 years old. Alt, M., Meyers, C., Oglivie, T., Nicholas, K., & Arizmendi, G. (2014). Cross-situational statistically based word learning intervention for late-talking toddlers. Journal of Communication Disorders. Peter, B., Potter, N., Davis, J., […]
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My Child Stutters: Now What? Parent/Caregiver Handout

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is a parent/caregiver handout that provides a starting point for families to begin navigating the impacts of stuttering on their child. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2024, March 2). Stuttering. Mayo Clinic.
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Parent Training Tips for AAC Implementation

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Parents and caregivers are the initial teachers of communication skills to young children. Children who require augmentative and alternative communication to support language require additional support from caregivers to acquire the language as well as access the language within their system to functionally communicate. Laubscher, E., Pope, L., & Light, J. (2024). “You Just Want […]
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Pediatric Feeding Data Collection Sheet

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Using data to support feeding decisions can be vital in improving feeding outcomes in infants. This chart provides a consistent way to monitor feeding outcomes with input, output and quality indicators to monitor quality-based feeding.
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