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


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.


Equipment Review

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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.


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Nutrition and Dysphagia

fruitPresented by Laura Michael

Click here for a recording of the live webinar broadcast on January 27, 2015.

Description: Managing and maintaining nutritional and hydration needs for someone with dysphagia can be especially challenging.  In this presentation, Laura Michael will discuss the importance of meeting one’s nutritional needs and how to make foods and beverages safe, palatable, and pleasing. Ms. Michael will discuss her first-hand experience of caring for her father when he developed dysphagia due to Lewy Bodies Dementia and how she was able to translate all her industry knowledge and cooking skills to help her mother and others care for her ailing father.

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How To Thicken Liquids

Laura Michael, nutritionist and NFOSD board member, shows us various ways to thicken your liquids. Watch the video below!

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