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Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation (IDR)

Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation (IDR)

Dysphagia Rehabilitation Over the past 15-20 our efforts in the treatment of dysphagia have moved from compensation and management to rehabilitation. We know that through the principles of neuroplasticity that swallowing is the best way to have the patient rehabilitate the swallow.   Having the patient swallow challenging bolus types or swallow without the use of [...]

Treating Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Treating Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

When treating patients with head and neck cancer, there are many questions and pieces of the puzzle that need to be put together.  You are always assessing where the cancer was, the type and amount of treatment received (surgery, CRT), prior and current swallowing status, etc. Timing of therapy is critical for rehabilitation.   Preferably, therapy [...]

Math and Dysphagia

Math and Dysphagia

Fighting Dysphagia with an Unlikely Weapon: Math (Part 1) A Guest Post by: George Barnes MS CCC-SLP Co-author: Doreen Benson MS CCC-SLP Thinking about thinking Congratulations. You made it this far. The mathematical title didn’t scare you away. But it's ok if it makes you a little nervous. I mean, you haven't touched math since [...]

The Dysphagia Outreach Project Giving Event

The Dysphagia Outreach Project Giving Event

The Dysphagia Outreach Project Giving Event 2020 Guest Post By:  Jessica Lasky, MS, CCC-SLP and Allison Boyer, MA, CCC-SLP Who We Are The Dysphagia Outreach Project is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2019. The mission of the Dysphagia Outreach Project is to provide meaningful assistance to low-income individuals affected by [...]