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Karen Sheffler
Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Provides expert opinion & shares latest evidence.
Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Provides expert opinion & shares latest evidence.
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New Blog on SwallowStudy.com re Transitional Foods (@IDDSI_org hashtag#Dysphagia Diet Framework):
"Jelly & Jell-O Surprise: What’s Up With Jell-O, Jelly Cups, Dysphagia Training Jelly?"
Thanks Dr Mari Nakao, from Japan & #JSDR/Japanese Society for Dysphagia Rehabilitation, for clarifying dysphagia training jelly. In attempting to clarify all this jelly confusion with Mari, I realized that they use the term jelly for both the "normal jelly" & dysphagia training jelly. For them "normal jelly" is our Jell-O and is made from gelatin that dissolves down into a thin liquid. Dysphagia training jelly stays thick and doesn't dissolve. Training jelly is used in Japan as a first training food when someone is NPO with severe dysphagia.
Industry has to take note and make this products here.
The dysphagia training jelly is also NOT the same as Konjac jellies and candies - which have caused many choking deaths!
*Read my blog for more! Please comment and share thoughts, questions and ideas at the end of the blog on my website. Thanks!
https://www.swallowstudy.com/jelly-jell-o-surprise-whats-up-with-jell-o-jelly-cups-dysphagia-training-jelly/
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Recently I went to FNCE! What is that? Read more about it in this blog. It will reinforce and support your collaboration with your fellow dietitians. Blog contains helpful links, especially on IDDSI info. IDDSI is the perfect example of SLP and RD collaboration in dysphagia evaluations and management.
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Check out my new blog - My perspectives on Electrical Stimulation with Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP).
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#DRS2017. Did you miss the Dysphagia Research Society meeting in Portland, OR. Here are 5 highlights.
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Just renewed my membership. NFOSD mission is to advance the treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime! Thank you NFOSD for your work!
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My latest blog on stroke thanks to Nicole Rogus Pulia's session at #ASHA16. Check out blog for ideas, links, references, and even the hip-hop song from The Hip Hop Doc & Dee 1 called The FAST Song. #singFAST.
People are becoming aware to get to the hospital FAST, but are we at the hospital keeping them safe from complications due to post-stroke dysphagia?
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See new blog to get ready for #dysphagia courses at #ASHA16! Read about how Dr Warner and Dr Suiter are carrying on Dr Steven Leder's work and presenting two sessions at ASHA.
Summary: The SLP must use the latest evidence to be an agent of change, guiding clinical practice, pushing for the use of validated screens, and using critical thinking throughout dysphagia assessment and management.
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Part 1 of a blog honoring Dr Steven Leder & his prolific contributions on the use of FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing). Excellent instrumental examination equivalent in reliability and validity to the VFSS (video fluoroscopic swallow study). Check out the blog for Part 2 on SDX Dysphagia Experts' "Food 4 Thought" new blog.
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Here is a ‪#‎DysphagiaAwareness‬ Month article I wrote, honoring Steven Leder's legacy with FEES on SDX Dysphagia Experts website. This is Part 1: the early history of FEES, highlighting Susan Langmore's and then Leder's work. It includes a comprehensive list of the benefits of FEES from Langmore's and Leder's prolific research. Part 2 will cover some of Leder's research on special populations. Part 3 will cover special considerations, such as the use of dye and rating residue. References are listed that cover Parts 1-3.
The Proof is the Pudding (Part 1)
The Proof is the Pudding (Part 1)
sdx-dysphagia-experts.net
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