You have been diagnosed with a severe chewing and/or swallowing problem by the healthcare professionals treating you. You will need to puree your foods until your physician and other healthcare professionals feel comfortable advancing the texture of your diet. Be sure that any pureed foods prepared in advance are the consistency of pudding or moist mashed potatoes and are smooth and free of lumps.
by Jan C. Pryor M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-S
I have been a practicing speech and language pathologist for over 25 years specializing in Dysphagia, yet I am constantly in the process of learning from my patients. Here are some direct quotes and hard won lessons from the men and women that I have had the privilege of working with. Their strength and bravery are the valuable “pearls of wisdom” they have shared with me, that I am now happy to pass along to you.