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Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

By Karen Sheffler | Published October 2, 2020

Diet Modification Without Complete Mastication Evaluation by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom I remember encouraging my toddler to play with his food We had our favorite...

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Reflujo Silencioso

By Karen Sheffler | Published September 21, 2020

  REFLUJO LARINGOFARÍNGEO (REFLUJO SILENCIOSO) Por Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S de SwallowStudycom REFLUJO SILENCIOSO (PDF VERSION)   El reflujo ocurre cuando el jugo...

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June is #DysphagiaAwareness Month

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 29, 2020

Caring for Caregivers: A Gallery of Infographics on Reducing Dysphagia-Related Caregiver Burden Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom During the month of June 2020, have you been...

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Caring for Caregivers During COVID-19 Crisis & Beyond

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 14, 2020

Caring for Caregivers During COVID-19 Crisis & Beyond by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom and Contributing Writers: Samantha Shune, PhD, CCC-SLP & Ashwini...

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Speaking Valve Springs Hope for Person with COVID-19

By admin | Published April 30, 2020

by Jessica Lasky, MS, CCC-SLP of Mobile Scope Additional Tracheostomy/Speaking Valve Resources by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom In early March of 2020, I didn’t realize...

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Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia (COVID-19)?

By Karen Sheffler | Published April 3, 2020

Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom I have a secret! I have been wanting to write a definitive blog about post-extubation dysphagia...

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They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams & Teamwork

By Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP | Published March 6, 2020

They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams Allow for Person-Centered Evaluations, Education & Counseling By Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, VP at SDX Dysphagia...

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? What to do for Pill Dysphagia

By Karen Sheffler | Published October 16, 2019

Difficulty Swallowing Pills Learn REAL Strategies to Help You Swallow Your Pills Easily! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Introduction to People's Troubles with Swallowing...

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