Straws and Dysphagia
People may not consider how complex swallowing with a straw can be and how many muscles need to be coordinated for swallowing to be safe. This handout provides education to the patient and care partners about the steps required to swallow safely with a straw. It also explains the importance of having a speech-language pathologist determine if a straw is recommended for the person’s specific situation.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 5.4 MB.