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Webinar Recording: Practical Considerations of Family Concerns Related to Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing

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This webinar was broadcast live on June 30th, 2016.

Learner Outcomes: By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1.   Identify and discuss pediatric feeding and swallowing development and recommended  progression of diet according to child’s skill level.

2.   Determine four functional oral feeding mealtime interventions for varied skill levels and varied etiologies.

3.   Identify four resources to promote mealtime success in the home, school and community.

4.   Discuss responses to submitted frequently asked questions regarding pediatric feeding and swallowing. continue reading →



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Swallow Documentary – Available in Greek

“Swallow – A Documentary” originally created by the NFOSD has been translated with Greek subtitles by Mary Mavromati who is a speech-language pathologist who works at a clinic run by her brother, Apostolos Mavromati.



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Webinar Recording: Living with Dysphagia – A Patient/Caregiver Panel

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Description: This webinar was broadcast live on July 14, 2015. It consisted of a panel of patients and caregivers who have been impacted by dysphagia. The panel was moderated by a medical speech-language pathologist with expertise in swallowing disorders. Each panelist briefly shared their experience with dysphagia.  The webinar was then opened to the audience to ask both general questions to the entire panel and specific questions directed towards an individual panelist.

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Preparing Modified Meals

Laura Michael, NFOSD Board Member and owner of Dysphagia Solutions, has prepared a wonderful, informational video series titled, “Making Every Bite Count,” which demonstrates how to prepare modified meals.

Perfectly Safe Popsicles & Frozen Treats

Video Update: Please note that although starch-based thickeners cannot be frozen, all xanthan gum-based  thickeners can be used to thicken liquids. Some companies, including Thick-It®, produce both starch-based and xanthan-based thickeners.

 

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Webinar Recording: High-Resolution Manometry

When Images Aren’t Enough: High-Resolution Manometry in Complex Dysphagia

Presented by Molly Knigge, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Click Here for recording of the live webinar broadcast on April 7, 2015

Description: This presentation will review how high-resolution manometry transitioned from a research technology to a clinical tool. The opportunity to measure pressures may provide the clinician a more complete profile for planning treatment for patients with complex dysphagia. Case examples will be presented demonstrating the opportunities that manometry offers to investigate pressure events during swallowing.

Bio: Molly A. Knigge, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, specializes in evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, as well as laryngectomy rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. She was awarded board specialty recognition in swallowing (BCS-S) in 2009. Practice areas of interest include clinical application of high-resolution manometry and instrumental biofeedback in treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders.