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Stay up to date in the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders (dysphagia). Read, comment and ask questions on my latest collection of hot topics.

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 Swallowing is painful or uncomfortable Difficulty chewing Difficulty moving food around in the mouth (The tongue gathers the...

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 I want to share my literature review I did when my son had...

Dysphagia Puree Replaced by “Pureed” & “Liquidized”

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 12, 2014

"Pureed" & "Liquidized" Diets Replace "Dysphagia Puree" by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Your Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and medical team have recommended...

Dysphagia Ground Replaced by Minced & Moist

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 12, 2014

"Minced & Moist" Diet Replaces Dysphagia Mechanically Altered, Ground, Mechanical Soft by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Being discharged to home from a hospital or...

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...