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COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 9, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom It has been well over one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that...

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5 Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists

By Karen Sheffler | Published March 2, 2021

Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom As the snow melts and the first buds of spring will be coming out...

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

By Karen Sheffler | Published December 7, 2020

High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Can I feed my patient when she is on high-flow nasal...

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Snacks for People with Dysphagia (IDDSI Style)

By Karen Sheffler | Published November 4, 2020

Snacks for People with Dysphagia by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom   Oh my! How many pieces of candy have I eaten in the last few days I could sneak just one more...

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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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