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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Speech Pathologist Reference Sheet

Problem Probable Cause Phase Anterior loss of food or liquids Decreased lip, jaw strength Oral Can not suck through straw Decreased lip, jaw strength Decreased lip sensation Oral Pocketing Decreased tongue strength and sensation Oral Reduced mastication Decreased tongue strength Oral Oral hold Decreased tongue strength & ...

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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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SLP Resource Sheet

Dysphagia Cups Rolyan Cup – tool for precisely quantifying sips. Cup adjusts from 2.5 ml to 20 ml. Dysphagia cup – weighted base slows tremors to help self drinking · Sip-Tip ...

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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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Patient and Family Education Sheet on MBSS

What is an MBSS and why does it need to be done? Dysphagia is the medical term describing a condition of swallowing difficulty that occurs from an underlying condition. Fifteen ...

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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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Patient and Family Education Sheet on NPO and Tube Feeding

Aspiration Aspiration occurs when material such as gastric contents, saliva, food, nasopharyngeal secretions are inhaled into the airway or upper respiratory tract. In a healthy population, micro aspiration is common and ...

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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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Internet Sites and Resources for SLP’s

www.asha.org – internet site for the national organization   www.txsha.org – Texas Speech, Hearing, and Language Association which includes state wide CEU schedule, legislature information, newsletter and forum.   www.SLPjob.com – SLP JOB is ...

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