Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation (IDR)

Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation (IDR)

Dysphagia Rehabilitation Over the past 15-20 our efforts in the treatment of dysphagia have moved from compensation and management to rehabilitation. We know that through the principles of neuroplasticity that swallowing is the best way to have the patient rehabilitate the swallow.   Having the patient swallow challenging bolus types or swallow without the use of [...]

Math and Dysphagia

Math and Dysphagia

Fighting Dysphagia with an Unlikely Weapon: Math (Part 1) A Guest Post by: George Barnes MS CCC-SLP Co-author: Doreen Benson MS CCC-SLP Thinking about thinking Congratulations. You made it this far. The mathematical title didn’t scare you away. But it's ok if it makes you a little nervous. I mean, you haven't touched math since [...]

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 [...]

Oral Care

Oral Care

The First Thing.... Oral Care is one of the first lines in dysphagia management and in the prevention of aspiration pneumonia.   What do you know about oral care? Aspiration Aspiration is defined as the inhalation of either oropharyngeal or gastric contents into the lower airways, that is, the act of taking foreign material into the [...]