Dysphagia Bundle: Dysphagia Interventions (Pack 2)
Nutrition-packed Smoothies for People with Dysphagia
Are your patients on dysphagia diets sick of applesauce, pudding, and yogurt? Smoothies offer an enormous range of options to improve taste and nutrition for people who are on altered textured diets. This 3-page visual handout offers specific smoothie ingredient options to improve intake of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and to improve digestive and overall health. This handout is most appropriate for speech-language pathologists and dieticians working within the context of a rehabilitation team addressing the unique needs of people with dysphagia.
Eating and Drinking Strategies for People with Dementia
Challenges with food and liquid intake are a common reason speech-language pathologists are referred to assist people with dementia. This handout is designed for SLPs, caregivers, staff, and family and is packed with functional strategies to improve food and liquid intake on a daily basis for people with dementia. Also includes information on how speech-language pathologists play a role in addressing feeding and swallowing issues at all stages of dementia.
General Swallow Precautions
This handout is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with patients, staff, family, and caregivers to ensure best practices when it comes to general aspiration precautions in the context of dysphagia. Many of these straight-forward strategies are frequently overlooked; this visual is meant to provide a visual reminder for everyone involved in the care and safety of someone experiencing dysphagia. Note that these are general precautions and are not meant to target any one particular dysphagia diagnosis. Specific strategies will need to be added for individual cases.
Aspiration Precautions & Oral Care Cue Cards (for staff)
This resource is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with staff to ensure quality patient care when it comes to aspiration precautions. These four cue cards are designed to remind staff to follow aspiration precautions. The first card reminds staff to complete oral care before serving a meal. The second reminds staff to complete oral care after meals. The third card reminds staff to put dentures in before a meal. The fourth cue card reminds staff to assist with oral care before bed.
Oral Motor Flashcards
These flashcards are designed for speech-language pathologists working with adults in medical/rehabilitation settings. 10 exercises are included with visualizations and written instructions for each. These exercises are designed for patients who are wanting to improve labial seal, labial range of motion, lingual strength, and lingual range of motion.
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with adults in medical/rehabilitation settings. The handout provides the evidence base for the effortful swallow as well as information for when this strategy may be useful and how to successfully complete it.
Exercises for Lingual Strength and Range of Motion
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with the adult population to address lingual strength and range of motion. The handout outlines justification of each exercise in the categories of lingual resistance, lingual range of motion, and base of tongue exercises. Based on the work of Lezarus et al, 2003 and Robbins et al, 2007.
Swallow Therapy for Anterior Spillage
Anterior spillage can be an embarrassing reality for people experiencing reduced labial seal. This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists addressing strengthening this seal s/p injury. The handout describes the anatomy and physiology of the orbicularis oris and outlines exercises and strategies to address this impairment.
Free Water Protocol
Hydration is a persistent challenge for patients who are NPO. This handout describes the Free Water Protocol, established in 1984 at the Frazier Rehab Institute. The handout describes the risks, benefits, and guidelines around the protocol and is appropriate for staff, patients, families, caregivers, and therapists.
Summertime Recipes for People with Dysphagia
Is it summertime? Time for tasty, refreshing, tangy, food? Just because you have dysphagia, doesn't mean you can't enjoy summertime flavors. This handout is designed for therapists working with people who are experiencing dysphagia and who want to still enjoy the full spectrum of flavors that life has to offer.
- Dysphagia Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
This handout provides education about the different exercises and swallowing strategies that may help individuals with Multiple Sclerosis to improve swallowing functions and safety.
Dysphagia Exercises for ALS
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.
Tech specs: Digital download. 16 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 86 MB.