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 [...]

Ways to Stay Busy at Home and How to Up Your Game When You’re Back at Work!

  Click here to download your very own copy of your FREE Guide of How to Stay Busy at Home! The guide provides several resources.   All links are available below! All Podcasts can be found on Apple Podcasts.   Check your other favorite Podcast Platforms or visit the links below. Swallow Your Pride Down the Hatch [...]

Mobile FEES

Mobile FEES

So many times I am asked, how to get FEES in a building. The great part is that FEES is mobile! What does that mean to you?  That means that if you work in a facility, there are mobile companies that will bring their FEES equipment to your facility. Not sure where to start?  Check [...]

Myths of FEES Part 4

Myths of FEES Part 4

You know.   You can't see anything with FEES.   It is painful and dangerous to use FEES to assess your patients.   We've already discussed this though in my previous 3 posts, right? So what's the last myth we're going to discuss in FEES? FEES Myth #4.........   But, MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study) is the gold standard! [...]

“Establishing a Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Clinical Pathway: An Implementation Evaluation and Audit of Dysphagia-Related Services and Outcomes”

“Establishing a Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Clinical Pathway:  An Implementation Evaluation and Audit of Dysphagia-Related Services and Outcomes”

  If you are considering joining or starting a head and neck cancer program, this is the read for you! I was searching through articles this morning and found this very article stating the importance of a team approach and a systematic approach to head and neck cancer! "Head and neck cancer guidelines recommend multidisciplinary [...]

The Patient

The Patient

I know.  You hear all the time about the importance of instrumental assessment and how vital instrumental assessment is in your plan of care.   You get all the research, you read all the articles and posts about instrumental assessments.    There are still people out there totally and completely confident that they are able to tell [...]

3 Reasons You Should Never “Fake it Till You Make it” in Dysphagia

3 Reasons You Should Never “Fake it Till You Make it” in Dysphagia

  I really don't know where the phrase "fake it till you make it" came but it's one phrase that absolutely makes me cringe in relationship to dysphagia. Don't get me wrong.  You should always go in confident in your skills.  How can you possibly be confident though in skills you don't possess? The scary [...]

Be the Change

Be the Change

  Let's face it, we're not all leaders. Some of us are happy going to our jobs and just done at the end of the shift. Many of us tend to get on social media and complain about issues that we feel are out of our control. The problem is that just voicing our concerns [...]

They won’t follow my recommendations so let’s burn them at the stake!!

They won’t follow my recommendations so let’s burn them at the stake!!

OK, so we’re probably not going to be burning any patients at the stake. I’m fairly certain that you may lose your license for that! I’m sure we’ve all been there though.  We do a thorough assessment of a patient.   We obtain instrumental assessment just as we were advised.  We make recommendations based on [...]