Multiple Sclerosis

Dysphagia occurs more frequently in advanced stages of MS, although it can occur at any time during the disease course. Its real prevalence can be estimated to be around 30%–40%. ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 06-13-2012 | 04:06 PM
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Oral Motor Management

    Consultants in Dysphagia Evaluation and Management 817-514-MBS1 or 1-888-514-MBS1 www.dysphagiadiagnostex.com Created by : Ronda Polansky M.S. CCC-SLP   Oral Motor Management An examination of the patients anatomy is done during an Bedside Swallow Eval (BSE) This usually ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 08-31-2011 | 05:08 PM
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Strategies with Head and Neck Cancer

    Consultants in Dysphagia Evaluation and Management Phone: 817-514-MBS1 or 1-888-514-MBS1 Fax: 817-514-MBS8 or 1-877-514-MBS8 Speech Pathologist Reference Sheet By: Ronda Polansky M.S. CCC-SLP     STRATEGIES in Head and Neck Cancer For those patients who have undergone surgical ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 05-07-2008 | 08:05 PM
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THERAPY and STRATEGIES for Pharyngeal Disorders

It is very important to understand WHY the dysphagia is occurring before initiating treatment for it. Velopharyngeal insufficiency raise and lower velum during the production of  /a/ to produce nasal and oral ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 08-09-2007 | 05:08 PM
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Treatment Strategies: Why, How, What?

Strategy Why? How to do What it does Head Back Poor oral control Must have normal pharyngeal phase Tilt head back during swallow Uses gravity, duration of UES relaxation decreases with increased head extension Chin Tuck Premature loss Reduced airway closure Touching ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 12-19-2006 | 07:12 PM
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TRACHEOTOMY

Tracheotomy – Between 43-80% of the patients with tracheotomy tubes will manifest signs of aspiration or aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia is produced by physiological changes associated with opening the trachea to ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 12-19-2006 | 06:12 PM
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Speech Pathologist Reference Sheet on Treatment of Dysphagia

Oral Motor Function  The following exercises should be performed 10 times each 2-3 times a day. Lips – reduced lip sensation, strength, and ROM may result in drooling, lip biting and ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 12-19-2006 | 06:12 PM
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Speech Pathologist Reference Sheet

Cranial Nerves CN 5 – Trigeminal – sensation of face/ motor of palate and pharynx Primary interest to SLP’s are Maxillary and mandibular branches 1. Test with a wisp of cotton gently ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 12-19-2006 | 05:12 PM
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Speech Pathologist Reference Sheet on Treatment of Dysphagia

Therapy Techniques for some of the swallow dysfunctions seen on the MBSS Improve Oral Sensory Awareness – Premature spillage can be a direct result of reduced oral sensation Increase downward pressure of ...

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Posted by: DiagnosTEX | 12-19-2006 | 04:12 PM
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