Day 1 of Critical Thinking

I survived the first day of the Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management workshop!! I've become extremely conscientious of the continuing education courses I attend.  Most of these courses cost quite a bit and I'm looking to maximize my learning.  I enjoy continuing education.  The day that I feel like I know everything about dysphagia is [...]

Course Alert-Evidence Based Practice

Image from:http://thecollaboratory.wdfiles.com/local--files/philosophy-of-thought-and-logic-2011-2012/critical_thinking_skills.jpg ... Northern Speech Services has a new course called:  Evidence-Based Practice In Adult Dysphagia Management: What The Evidence Says About Commonly Selected Rehabilitation Interventions.  This is a webinar by Ianessa Humbert, Catriona Steele and Phoebe Macrae. I took this course over the weekend.  It was GREAT!  It starts with approximately 35 minutes of [...]

iSwallow 2 App

Have you seen that revamped version of iSwallow?  The team has updated the app and re-released it. Here is a copy of the email sent out.... Dear iSwallow Community: We are pleased to announce the release of iSwallow2, now available on the iTunes store for $3.99. The long awaited overhaul of iSwallow is now available [...]

Course Alert-MBSImP

If you are a clinician working with patients with dysphagia, the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile is an very thorough course.  The MBSImP targets modified barium swallow studies, however the anatomy learned through the course is amazing. After taking the course, I wrote a review, which you can find here. The MBSImP is taught by [...]

Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated Beverages Carbonated beverages have hit the dysphagia world by storm.  Much of the recent dysphagia research has focused on the sensory portion of the swallow and how sensory drives the swallowing process.  Part of the sensory process is carbonated beverages.  One of the common misconceptions at this time is that carbonated beverages act as [...]