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 [...]

Respiratory Muscle Strength Training

Respiratory Muscle Strength Training

Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training  Inspiratory strength training works on the muscles of inspiration the diaphragm, the intercostals. Inspiration involves contractions of the diaphragm and external intercostals, which increase intrathoracic volume and decreased volume in pressure.  Respiration is a recoil from inspiration. Exhalation involves relaxation of the inhalation muscles, recruitment of abdominal and internal intercostals to force [...]

Laryngeal Palpation

Laryngeal Palpation

  Why Are You Strangling the Patient? Relax.....  You may walk in to observe a Clinical Swallow Evaluation and see an SLP with 3 fingers on a patient's neck as the patient is swallowing. What in the World are they Doing?? It's called laryngeal palpation.   The ring finger goes on the patient's cricoid notch, the [...]

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 [...]

Usual Care in Dysphagia Rehabilitation

Usual Care in Dysphagia Rehabilitation

What is "Usual Care" in Dysphagia Rehabilitation: A Survey of USA Dysphagia Practice Patterns by Giselle D. Carnaby and Lindsay Harenberg. This article was found on the Dysphagia Journal website DOI 10.1007/s00455-013-9467-8. This article surveyed members of ASHA SIG 13. They were questioned on experience, work setting, schooling and treatment options given a scenario of [...]