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Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation By Phyllis M. Palmer, PhD, CCC-SLP & Aaron H. Padilla, MS, CCC-SLP Editor: Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Editor’s note: When I read: “Risk of an Adverse Event in Individuals Who... Read More
COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com It has been well over one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that changed our medical speech-language pathology (SLP) practice patterns and... Read More
Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

Diet Modification Without Complete Mastication Evaluation? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com I remember encouraging my toddler to play with his food. We had our favorite games. One was to close our eyes and guess what food we were chewing based... Read More
They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams & Teamwork

They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams & Teamwork

They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams Allow for Person-Centered Evaluations, Education & Counseling By Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, VP at SDX Dysphagia Experts in collaboration with Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Looking back at my... Read More

Low Radiation Risks from Videofluoroscopic SwallowStudy.com (Adults)

Know the Facts: What are the True Radiation Risks from Videofluoroscopic SwallowStudy.com? By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com in collaboration with Dr. Heather Shaw Bonilha, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Are these common scenarios in your clinical day working... Read More