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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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Low Radiation Risks from Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (Adults)

By Karen Sheffler | Published August 7, 2019

Know the Facts: What are the True Radiation Risks from Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom in collaboration with Dr Heather Shaw Bonilha, PhD,...

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Dysphagia Digest: Multiphase Dysphagia Evaluations

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 18, 2019

Multiphase Dysphagia Evaluations: Pharyngoesophageal Inter-Relationships by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom This Dysphagia Digest stresses the importance of multiphase dysphagia...

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IDDSI Bitsy Bites: Idaho Does IDDSI!

By Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD | Published June 1, 2019

Conquer It In IDDSI Bitsy Bites! Sue Linja, RDN, LD, Owner, S&S Nutrition Network, Inc wwwsandsnutritioncom When I was a little girl in small-town Idaho, we didn’t always have a lot to keep...

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Lingual Strengthening: History & Rationale

By Karen Sheffler | Published February 27, 2019

Lingual Strengthening: History & Rationale By Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP (guest blogger) and Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Mouth stretches, wagging the tongue back and...

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Think Outside the (Pill) Box: 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

By Karen Sheffler | Published November 29, 2018

Think Outside the (Pill) Box: 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals Meeting the Unmet Need of People with Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of...

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Jelly & Jell-O Surprise: What’s Up With Jell-O, Jelly Cups, Dysphagia Training Jelly

By Karen Sheffler | Published October 8, 2018

Jelly & Jell-O Surprise: Jell-O, Jelly Cups, Dysphagia Training Jelly (Transitional Foods Blog Part 3 of 3) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom with special contributions...

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Patient Safety First: Transitional Foods (Part 2)

By Karen Sheffler | Published August 25, 2018

Patient Safety First: Transitional Foods (Part 2) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Introduction Welcome back to Part 2 of my 3-part article on Transitional Foods (in the...

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