Dysphagia

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Dysphagia is a disorder of oral and or pharyngeal sufficiency, which affects an individual’s ability to safely consume food or liquids. Dysphagia is treated in a variety of settings; however most often in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. While old age is a major risk factor for dysphagia (spontaneous onset or concurrent with other health factors), dysphagia is present throughout the lifespan for some individuals. The SLP’s scope includes evaluation and treatment that will help to maintain good oral intake, reduce discomfort, and prevent risks of pneumonia due to aspiration.

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Tools for Caregivers

Tools for Therapists

apps and PROGRAMS

  • Swallow RehApp by Rehapp Mobile Health, Inc.
  • SmallTalk Dysphagia by Lingraphica.
  • Dysphagia Therapy by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
  • Dysphagia by Northern Speech Services, Inc.
  • Dysphagia2Go by Smarty Ears.

List from Swallowing Disorder Foundation

Swallowing Training and Education Portal

Therapy resources

Dysphagia Exercises Explained

Dysphagia Instruments Explained

Recommended by Dysphagia Cafe

podcasts

  • Swallow Your Pride
  • Down the Hatch
  • Aspirus Health Talk
  • SLP’s and Q’s
  • SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care
  • ENT expert opinion
  • The Speech Science Podcast
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

List from Player FM

WEB

Pillars of Pneumonia – Dysphagia in Motion

Diet Manual for Long Term Care – Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene – Found on ASHA

Digital Downloads from Therapy InsightsSee Dysphagia tab – FREE During COVID-19 – Oral Mech Examination Cards

Locate Sources of Dysphagia Products

Drug-Induced Dysphagia Resources & Tips

Oral Care Procedures

PEG Tube Social Stories and Resources

The ABAs of Drug-Induced Dysphagia

RELATED FIELDS INFO

DIETARY

Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy

Olfactory Training

Beyond the Tongue Map: Evaluating Taste and Smell Perception

JAMA Network

NEWs & PEER REVIEW

RECENT ARTICLES

Perforations, fistulas and aspiration:  Special considerations for Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) – by Steven N. Sireci, M.D

Aspiration Pneumonia: The More We Learn the Less We Know – by Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Impact of a Tracheostomy on Swallowing – by Carmin Bartow, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

The Burden of Dysphagia on Family Caregivers of the Elderly: A Systematic Review – by Ashwini M. Namasivayam-McDonald, PhD, CCC-SLP & Samantha E. Shune, PhD, CCC-SLP – June 2018

NEWS

for Therapists

ASSESSMENT TOOLS

  • Swallowing Disturbance Questionnaire
  • Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10)
  • Swallowing After Total Laryngectomy questionnaire (SOAL)
  • Dysphagia in Multiple Sclerosis (DYMUS)
  • Dysphagia Screening Questionnaire
  • Sydney Swallow Questionnaire (SSQ)

List from ASHA

  • Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA)
  • Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS)
  • Quality of Life in Swallowing Disorders (SWAL-QOL)
  • The Test of Masticating and Swallowing Solids (TOMASS)
  • Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI)
  • Dysphagia Severity Scale (DSS)
  • Pill Dysphagia Questionnaire (PILL-5)

More from Dysphagia Ramblings

International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

FAQ

Framework

Webinar

TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

Synchrony Dysphagia Solutions

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