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Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. All or part of what I swallow goes down the “wrong way,” into my lungs rather than my stomach. 351 more words

Brain Damage

Pudding and a Straw


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Haven’t you always wanted a very simple exercise that will work and strengthen the entire swallowing mechanism using resistance?  I do as well.   1,025 more words


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.   238 more words

Dementia: 3 Tips for Making Mealtime Easier  

When most people think of dementia, they think of memory issues and difficulty communicating. But one of the lesser known difficulties that can accompany Alzheimer’s or dementia is difficulty with eating and swallowing. 343 more words


Feeding Sam food

Sam can’t eat or drink. He tried really hard to learn and we all spent a lot of time on it for 18 months but by age two he really wasn’t enjoying it. 1,318 more words

Dysphagia Initial Goals

• Client will maintain adequate hydration/nutrition with optimum safety and efficiency of
swallowing function on P.O. intake without overt signs and symptoms of aspiration for the…

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