Meet Cynthia Vaughn, Chef de Partie and trainer at Seniority, Inc. She is a true food artist and does a great job finding champions to prepare pureed meals at the highest quality possible for those who require modified meals to safely consume their nutrition. continue reading →
[Note from the editor: Nutraphagia is an NFOSD Sponsor of National Dysphagia Awareness Month. All Corporate Sponsors and Partners are supporters of dysphagia awareness, education, and innovation, and their participation is not an endorsement by the NFOSD or its members.]
Written by Tia Bagan, MS, CCC-SLP
I still remember the purple lilies she brought with her. “Thank you so much for helping me learn to eat again,” the woman said, handing the bouquet to her speech pathologist, Paulette Wood, MS, CCC-SLP. I was 17 and Paulette, a family friend, had invited me to shadow her at the hospital. continue reading →
Meet our 2018 Faces of Dysphagia
June is recognized as National Dysphagia Awareness Month. The following photos show our brave volunteers: patients, families, and caregivers who don’t let dysphagia hold them back.
Thank you to our volunteers and generous donors who sponsored our social media campaign to help raise funds for dysphagia advocacy, support, education, and research!
[Editor’s Note: The NFOSD’s intent in publishing this material is to provide the dysphagia community with information about treatment options; it is not an endorsement of the products, companies, or therapy approaches. This content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with an appropriate health care professional, as each individual’s medical situation is unique. It is important that you consult with your medical professional (e.g., physician, SLP) prior to implementing any course of treatment.]
The Spring 2018 online publication of the Pittsburgh Quarterly featured an article titled, “Hard to Swallow,” focusing on the prevalence of dysphagia and its treatment options. The article emphasizes the important role that speech-language pathologists have in treating patients diagnosed with dysphagia and outlines novel assessment approaches under investigation by researchers, including Dr. James Coyle.