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What can fMRI tell us about Swallowing? Georgia A. Malandraki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


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Georgia A. Malandraki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Is swallowing a reflex?

Until recently, the medical field claimed that swallowing is an automatic reflex mediated by the brainstem and does not require brain input to be successfully completed. 1,684 more words

Dysphagia: Feeding Tubes

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed dysphagia, difficulty swallowing food or liquid which can often follow a stroke or other neurological injury. When a person has dysphagia, a speech-language pathologist is typically involved in treatment, providing swallow exercises and compensation strategies. 345 more words

Swallowing Disorders

Hello little boy! Did you think I forgot about you?

Dear Silas,

It’s about time I write to you. How long has it been now? Mostly time flies by, so it doesn’t really seem like months have come and gone. 1,878 more words

Dysphagia: Safe Swallowing

One of the most common effects of a stroke or other neurological damage is dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. Over the past two weeks, we’ve discussed some ways to manage dysphagia and how a speech-language pathologist can help. 324 more words

Swallowing Disorders

Mujaddara (Lebanese Lentils with Rice and Caramelized Onions)

NDD Level 3 – Dysphagia Diet Advanced: This dish is appropriate for DDs (Dysphagia Diners) on a Level 3 diet, which may be referred to as “dysphagia diet advanced”, “advanced soft”, or simply “advanced”. 481 more words

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Dysphagia: Delicious Dining

Most people are aware that a stroke or other form of neurological damage can affect language and communication. But did you know that trouble swallowing food and liquid is another common result? 392 more words

Swallowing Disorders