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Dysphagia Advanced Replaced by Soft & Bite-Sized

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 12, 2014

"Soft & Bite-Sized" Replaces "Dysphagia Advanced Diet" by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Your Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and medical team may have...

Quality of Life Measures for Swallowing

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 12, 2014

Quality of Life Measures for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Quality of Life Measures compiled by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Eating and swallowing safely...

Diet Ordering Privileges for the SLP

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 9, 2014

Diet Ordering Privileges by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S As a clinician who specializes in dysphagia, haven't you always wanted the control of diet ordering for the safety of patients...

Aspiration Precautions Policy

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 9, 2014

What Does Aspiration Precautions Mean by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Many hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing facilities use the term Aspiration...

New resources for clinicians and patients

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 9, 2014

Don't look like the clinician in this picture! Check out drop down menus under Clinician Resources and Patient Handouts for help with the alphabet soup of NOMS, FCMs, G-Codes, as well as patient...

Thickened Liquids

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 8, 2014

Thickened Liquids by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Why do I need thickened liquids Your Speech-Language Pathologist may have recommended thickened liquids...

G-Codes Versus ASHA NOMS

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 8, 2014

G-Codes Versus ASHA NOMS by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom First of all, cheers to our G-Codes! It has been almost 3 years since the Centers for Medicare...

Dysphagia Diets: IDDSI Replaces NDD

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 8, 2014

Standardized Diets: IDDSI Replaces the National Dysphagia Diet by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom You may hear doctors and health care professionals use terms like:...