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Why Puree?

By Karen Sheffler | Published October 17, 2017

Why Puree by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Think summertime! Time for BBQ, juicy watermelon, chips & salsa, and more! Imagine all the different...

E-stim Update: A Perspective on Ampcare, LLC

By Karen Sheffler | Published October 3, 2017

E-Stim Update: A Perspective on Ampcare, LLC by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Yes, that cute baby is there for more than just to catch your attention! As clinicians working...

Dysphagia managementElectrical StimulationEvidence-Based Practice

I Was Told I Have Reflux. What Next?

By Karen Sheffler | Published July 30, 2017

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux (GERD) & Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) by Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Introduction: Many people who have reflux come for evaluations by a...

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Help Define the Dysphagia Evaluation

By Karen Sheffler | Published July 12, 2017

Help Define the Dysphagia Evaluation By guest student bloggers: Jillian DiTota, BS & Victoria Abolafia, BA Graduate Students from Southern Connecticut State University Authors of the Survey:...

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IDDSI: Interview with an Early Adopter of IDDSI Framework

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 21, 2017

IDDSI: Interview with an Early Adopter by Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Introduction I had the pleasure to speak with Kim Bradley, PhD, SLP regCASLPO, who is a...

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Recipes for People with Dysphagia: Don’t Forget Flavor

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 13, 2017

Recipes for People with Dysphagia compiled by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Are you a foodie Do you believe that food is love Or do you just love to eat Imagine if, due to...

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DRS Dysphagia Digest 2017 (2nd edition)

By Karen Sheffler | Published May 1, 2017

DRS Dysphagia Digest Thank you for reading the first installment of my DRS Digest 2017 Let's check out 5 more highlights from the 2017 Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course of the Dysphagia...

#DRS2017breathing and swallowing coordinationDysphagia EvaluationDysphagia in the ICU

DRS Digest 2017: Raising Awareness through Research

By Karen Sheffler | Published March 17, 2017

Dysphagia Digest 2017: Raising Awareness Regarding Swallowing Disorders & Treatment There was not much time to sample Portland, Oregon's craft beers or Portland's famous Salt & Straw ice...

#DRS2017Aspiration Pneumonia preventionDysphagia EvaluationDysphagia managementNZSSOral care and aspiration pneumonia