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Critical Lab Values in Dysphagia?

By Karen Sheffler | Published October 9, 2015

Critical Lab Values to Monitor in Dysphagia Evaluations and Treatments by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom “Perfect numbers like perfect men (and women) are very rare” (by...

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“No Dysphagia Diet Modification without Standardization!”

By Karen Sheffler | Published September 28, 2015

Support Dysphagia Diet Standardization by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Overview: On social media, in lectures and in blogs, I have been repeating: A global consensus on...

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ICD-10-CM Dysphagia: After Heartburn & Before Flatulence!

By Karen Sheffler | Published September 15, 2015

ICD-10-CM Dysphagia (R13): After Heartburn & Before Flatulence! By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Have you sat through hours of coursework yet for the new ICD-10-CM...

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It’s Alive! Oral Microbiome

By Karen Sheffler | Published August 29, 2015

Microbiomes in the Environment to Your Oral Microbiome! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom My travels this summer lead me to some pretty harsh environments as we park-hopped...

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Dysphagia Training: Are You Ready for Dysphagia?

By Karen Sheffler | Published August 3, 2015

Are SLP Graduates Ready for Careers in Dysphagia by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom There has been quite a buzz in social media, or should I say quite a tweet, wondering: Are...

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New Horizons For Electrical Stimulation?

By Karen Sheffler | Published July 17, 2015

Do We Know More About Electrical Stimulation Than We Know About Pluto New Horizons for Electrical Stimulation by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Introduction: My son...

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Spanish Swallowing Resources

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 21, 2015

Problemas Al Tragar Se Habla Español - Recursos de Tragar en Español Spanish Swallowing Resources compiled by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom Spanish swallowing...

# Dysphagia Awareness Month

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 4, 2015

Why do we Need a Dysphagia Awareness Month by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom (June 2015) May was the American Speech and Hearing Association's Better Hearing and Speech Month...

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