What Speech-Language Pathologists and Caregivers Can Do to Encourage the Eating Process This article highlights key factors individuals with dysphagia face on a daily basis and discusses ways in which speech-language pathologists, other health care professionals, and family members can encourage these individuals to eat and drink. The present focus is on those patients who are partially or totally eating and drinking ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2008
What Speech-Language Pathologists and Caregivers Can Do to Encourage the Eating Process
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  • Paul Cooke
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2008
What Speech-Language Pathologists and Caregivers Can Do to Encourage the Eating Process
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2008, Vol. 17, 67-73. doi:10.1044/sasd17.2.67
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2008, Vol. 17, 67-73. doi:10.1044/sasd17.2.67
Abstract

This article highlights key factors individuals with dysphagia face on a daily basis and discusses ways in which speech-language pathologists, other health care professionals, and family members can encourage these individuals to eat and drink. The present focus is on those patients who are partially or totally eating and drinking orally. They may or may not be feeding themselves and may reside in a variety of settings, including: their home, with family members, at various levels within the hospital system, in a rehabilitation facility, and/or in a nursing home. Various proactive strategies are provided that will benefit caregivers assisting individuals with dysphagia.

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