Dysphagia Services in the School Setting: Challenges and Opportunities This article discusses feeding and swallowing (dysphagia) services in schools. As we know, students spend six to seven hours a day in school with time scheduled for snacks and lunch. These meal and snack times can be challenging and put students with feeding and swallowing issues at risk for aspiration, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2014
Dysphagia Services in the School Setting: Challenges and Opportunities
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  • Lisa Mabry-Price
    Associate Director, School Sciences, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Financial Disclosure: Lisa Mabry-Price is the Associate Director of School Sciences with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    Financial Disclosure: Lisa Mabry-Price is the Associate Director of School Sciences with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2014
Dysphagia Services in the School Setting: Challenges and Opportunities
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2014, Vol. 23, 152-156. doi:10.1044/sasd23.4.152
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2014, Vol. 23, 152-156. doi:10.1044/sasd23.4.152

This article discusses feeding and swallowing (dysphagia) services in schools. As we know, students spend six to seven hours a day in school with time scheduled for snacks and lunch. These meal and snack times can be challenging and put students with feeding and swallowing issues at risk for aspiration, choking, or inadequate intake. This article will address factors that influence service delivery to these students. The terms dysphagia and feeding and swallowing disorder will be used interchangeably throughout this article.

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