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 [...]

The Cost of Thickened Liquids

The Cost of Thickened Liquids

  Thickened liquids have had a lot of publicity lately in social media.  They've been a large part of dysphagia management.  Sometimes, it can be argued that the use of thickened liquids occurs more frequently than other compensation or management techniques. “Texture modification has become one of the most common forms of intervention for dysphagia [...]

Thickened Liquid Challenge-Revisited

Thickened Liquid Challenge-Revisited

Thickened Liquid Challenge I don't know about everybody else, but I was extremely excited to see the #thickenedliquidchallenge when it popped up on my Twitter feed.  The first thing I thought was, what an amazing way to raise awareness for dysphagia!  I continue to see so many who simply don't know what dysphagia is.   [...]

Gelmix Thickener

Gelmix Thickener

Finding Gelmix I was really excited to see Gelmix at the ASHA Convention this year.  I've heard a lot about Gelmix, but have never had the opportunity to try it until now!   What is Gelmix? Gelmix is a "healthy thickener" as it is USDA Organic.  Gelmix was formulated to thick breast milk, formula and [...]

Slo Drinks

Slo Drinks

I was excited to have recently discovered a new thickener company called Slo Drinks.  You may ask how I discovered this company since they're based out of the UK.  I found them on Twitter. The company has been great to work with and were more than willing to send me samples.  Twice. After some delays, [...]

Thickened Jello?

Thickened Jello?

A few months back, my friend and Simply Thick representative Eileen Hahn approached me.  She had something new and exciting for me to try and she was going to visit my area in the near future. You know how when you have a patient that can no longer drink thin liquids, because they aspirate, the [...]