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Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation By Phyllis M. Palmer, PhD, CCC-SLP & Aaron H. Padilla, MS, CCC-SLP Editor: Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Editor’s note: When I read: “Risk of an Adverse Event in Individuals Who... Read More
COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com It has been well over one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that changed our medical speech-language pathology (SLP) practice patterns and... Read More
5 Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists

5 Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists

Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com As the snow melts and the first buds of spring will be coming out across the nation, graduate students who have been cramming in the data and... Read More
High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk?

High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk?

High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Can I feed my patient when she is on high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) with FiO2 of 65% and flow rate of 60 liters per minute... Read More
Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

Diet Modification Without Complete Mastication Evaluation? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com I remember encouraging my toddler to play with his food. We had our favorite games. One was to close our eyes and guess what food we were chewing based... Read More