Postural Strategies

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picture of typical clear jello cubes made from gelatin, which is not the same as dysphagia training jelly.

Jelly & Jell-O Surprise: What’s Up With Jell-O, Jelly Cups, Dysphagia Training Jelly

Jelly & Jell-O Surprise: Jell-O, Jelly Cups, Dysphagia Training Jelly (Transitional Foods Blog Part 3 of 3) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com with special contributions by Mari Kato-Nakao, MD, MA, (PhD candidate) on Japanese Dysphagia Training Jelly   Maybe you were just saying: “You had me at the Jell-O,” but I am not talking about Jell-O shots! You are tuning in for Part 3 of my three-part series on how Transitional Foods affect […]

A play on Hamlet's "To be, or not to be?" This blog asks "to chin tuck, or not to chin tuck?" for safe swallowing or to make swallowing worse.

To Chin Tuck, or Not to Chin Tuck? That is the Question.

By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Or is it? In this article, I will attempt to address the many questions on this hot topic: Are we advising patients to tuck, tilt, flex or look down? What do we call it? How do we teach it? What are the pros and cons of the chin tuck? Why are therapists prescribing it without an instrumental examination to prove that it works? Why has the chin […]