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PEDro Scale: Analyze research

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 5, 2014

Analyze Dysphagia Research with the PEDro Scale By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom We are all consumers of research We also need to be good judges of the research...

Crazy Cranial Nerves and Swallowing

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 3, 2014

Cranial Nerves and Swallowing / Voice by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom The cranial nerves look so beautiful exiting the brainstem in these pictures! Why do they have to be...

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Cranial Nerves and Swallowing

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 3, 2014

Cranial Nerves for Dysphagia Clinicians Click here for a free pdf chart: Cranial Nerves: with Focus on Swallowing and Voice See also the brief blog on Crazy Cranial Nerves and...

How is my swallow evaluated: Swallow Studies for Dysphagia

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 29, 2014

Do You Need a Swallow Study for Dysphagia by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Enjoying a good meal with friends and family is something that we may all take for granted...

How do I know I need a swallow study?

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 29, 2014

How do I know that I or my loved one may need a swallowing evaluation by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Signs of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing):  Swallowing is...

Aging and Swallowing: We all have to do it!

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 23, 2014

Aging and Swallowing: We All have to do it! By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom A summary of a talk titled: “Managing Dysphagia in Aging Adults,” at the 2014 ASHA Healthcare...

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Speech-Language Pathologist = Deglutologist

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 14, 2014

Speech-Language Pathologist = Deglutologist by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Every May the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates May is Better...

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Lateral Medullary Syndrome (LMS) – Wallenberg Syndrome

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 14, 2014

Wallenberg Syndrome Also known as Lateral Medullary Syndrome or Lateral Medullary Infarct by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom I want to share my literature...