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What is Cervical Auscultation? Using Cervical Auscultation (CA) involves the use of a stethoscope, placed on the throat to "listen" to the sounds of the swallow. Clinicians often use CA to assess swallow sounds and airway sounds. Judgements are made on the normality of the swallow or the degree of impairment of swallowing. Cervical [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Robbins J, Butler SG, Daniels SK, Gross RD, Langmore S, Lazarus CL, Martin-Harris B, McCabe D, Musson N, Rosenbek JC. (2008). Swallowing and Dysphagia Rehabilitation: Translating Principles of Neural Plasticity into Clinically Oriented Evidence. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51: S276-S300. This article breaks down the principles of neural plasticity. Neural [...]
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 [...]