How Did I Ever Find MannaQure?
This always happens to me during the ASHA convention. I get to a point that I am, well, maybe a bit silly and start Tweeting about crazy things. This is the time that my following rises the most.
This year was no different. As I was Tweeting various pictures of our friend Mary, I had a new follower called MannaQure. Naturally, I was wondering what my Tweets had to do with my nails.
I first looked at the website. MannaQure is a comprehensive dysphagia and dysarthria evaluation. Not only is it an evaluation, but it is designed for Spanish speaking patients.
I was wondering about the name. I couldn’t make the connection. On the website, it states that: “Manna”-Found in the book of Exodus, the food that was miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during their flight from Egypt. “Manna”-Mentioned in the bible, spiritual nourishment of divine origin. MannaQure is pronounced Manna.”
What Is MannaQure?
I found the MannaQure booth the next day in the exhibit hall. The protocol for this evaluation has the questions/instructions written in English, in Spanish with pronunciation for those that do not speak Spanish and just in Spanish for those that are able to speak Spanish. All on the same protocol.
It looked like a fairly comprehensive evaluation, with a few questions regarding cranial nerves. I would love to have more time to look over this evaluation.
The complete set sells for $225. The Examiner’s Manual alone is $125, 25 Questionnaires are $45 and 25 Protocols are $55.
If you work with Spanish Speaking patients, this may be an evaluation to look at.