Patient Handouts

Helpful patient handouts on dysphagia:

Elderly lady enjoying her meal. She knows what to do at home because she was provided with excellent patient handouts.

Have you been told by your doctor that you need a swallow study for dysphagia? Find out what that means in this website. Have you been prescribed a pureed diet and thickened liquids, and you don’t have any patient handouts from your facility? Do you know what to do at home? Please consider asking your doctor and your speech-language pathologist for more information tailored just for you.

Many people with difficulty swallowing have the goal to enjoy eating again without worry or fear. As you navigate through this website, I hope you will find some answers. Please contact me with questions you have or with ideas for topics that you may not find yet. I’m adding new material all the time.

You will find: educational handouts, product information to figure out how to purchase thickened liquids, recipes to make your own easy-to-swallow meals, downloadable charts on modified diets that follow the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) or the older National Dysphagia Diet, and more.

Here are a few quick links to some patient handouts, but you can also use the Patient Handouts drop down menu at the top of the website homepage.

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