Supraglottic and Super-Supraglottic Swallows and Tongue Pressure-Research Review

Fujiwara, S, Ono, T, Minagi, Y, Fujiu-Kurachi, M, Hori, K, Maeda, Y, Boroumand, S, Nitschke, I, Ursula, V, Bohlender, J.  Effect of Supraglottic and Super-supraglottic swallows on Tongue Pressure Production against Hard Palate.  Dysphagia (2014) 29:655-662.   The Super- and Supraglottic Swallows are maneuvers used to assist in early airway closure to prevent food or [...]

Variations in Tongue-Palate Pressures with Xantham Gum Thickened Liquids-Research Overview

Steele, CM, Molfenter, SM, Peladeau-Pigeon, M, Polacco, RC, Yee, C.  Variations in Tongue-Palate Swallowing Pressures When Swallowing Xantham Gum-Thickened Liquids.  Dysphagia (2014) 29:678-684. "Thickened liquids are frequently recommended to reduce the risk of aspiration in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia."  We know that tongue-palate pressures increase with thicker liquids, however little is known about the differences [...]

Course Alert-Dysphagia Practice-Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols

Dysphagia Practice:  Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols This course if available from Northern Speech Services.  The course description includes: This clinically focused course brings together six master clinicians to discuss evidence-based interventions that can contribute to a more comprehensive intervention approach when working with persons with dysphagia. These additional interventions will include the benefits [...]

Myths in Dysphagia

Maybe you've heard of the Dysphagia Therapy Group Professional Edition on Facebook.  Maybe you're even a member.  It's definitely worth a look! https://www.facebook.com/groups/343282762350392/permalink/973310226014306/?comment_id=973424432669552&offset=0&total_comments=25&notif_t=group_comment_mention One of the  conversations started by a very active member and a friend, became a very hot topic.  Myths heard regarding dysphagia is a hot topic in the SLP world.  Below is [...]

Swallowing and Dysphagia Rehabilitation: Translating Principles of Neural Plasticity into Clinically Oriented Evidence

I'm back to the research!  I took a brief break last month.  Since I was covering 3 buildings and transitioning into the school system, I thought blogging about research might be pushing the limits a bit.  Not to mention creating slides for a presentation in Montana. In looking into creating some new slides for a [...]