Swallowing disorders

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# Dysphagia Awareness Month

Why do we Need a Dysphagia Awareness Month? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com (June 2015) May was the American Speech and Hearing Association’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (#BHSM, @AHSAweb on Twitter and ASHA on Facebook). See my Better Hearing and Speech Month blog from 2014. In May 2015 there were 1,076 tweets under the hashtag #BHSM! Yes, I counted them. All great resources. Way to go Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)! We rock! Of […]

Remember our roots in the field of dysphagia, like Jeri A. Logemann.

Remember Our Roots: Jeri A. Logemann

Remember Our Roots: Jeri A. Logemann By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Thank you Dysphagia Research Society for taking time at our annual meeting to reflect on our roots. We are honoring our mentor, Jeri A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. At the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting in 2015, there were the following memorial tributes: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00am (following the 7:50am Opening Remarks by our board president: Kulwinder Dua, MD, […]

Aging and Swallowing: We all have to do it!

Aging and Swallowing: We All have to do it! By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com A summary of a talk titled: “Managing Dysphagia in Aging Adults,” at the 2014 ASHA Healthcare & Business Institute, Las Vegas, NV by James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow The field of medical-speech pathology can be tricky, especially when working with aging and swallowing. It differs greatly from traditional rehabilitation practices in our field, per Dr […]