Editor's Corner The last issue of Perspectives for 2011 is presented in a point/counterpoint format, with authors discussing positive and negative aspects of two current treatment options for dysphagia. Controversy can make us uncomfortable, but it also can make us think critically about practices that we may have unquestionably adopted and ... Editorial
Editorial  |   December 01, 2011
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Editorial
Editorial   |   December 01, 2011
Editor's Corner
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2011, Vol. 20, 95. doi:10.1044/sasd20.4.95
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2011, Vol. 20, 95. doi:10.1044/sasd20.4.95
The last issue of Perspectives for 2011 is presented in a point/counterpoint format, with authors discussing positive and negative aspects of two current treatment options for dysphagia. Controversy can make us uncomfortable, but it also can make us think critically about practices that we may have unquestionably adopted and which we may want to revisit. Alternatively, controversy can be a distraction from more important questions. This Perspectives deals with two controversial interventions for patients with dysphagia: neuromuscular electrical stimulation and free water protocols.
These methods have many things in common. They are in widespread use by thousands of speech-language pathologists in the United States and elsewhere. They both have enthusiastic proponents and opponents. There is much public testimonial for each of them. In addition, their evidence bases range from equivocal to nearly nonexistent.
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