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Suffolk Center for Speech


SOS Approach to Feeding

The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach integrates motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, sensory and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth concerns. The..

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Diet Modification for Individuals with Dysphagia

By: Cara Kennedy Dysphagia Swallowing disorder, “disturbance of bolus flow” “Problems involving the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, or gastroesophageal junction,” (ASHA, n.d.) More common in adults Various causes – –..

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Video Modeling

By: Cara Kennedy What is video modeling? Video-Based Modeling (VBM) “Demonstrates a desired behavior and the student imitates the behavior shown” (Sing, et al., 2013) TBI: “Video modeling can promote..

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Heart Disease & Surgery Effects on Swallowing

By: Cara Kennedy Heart Issues & Dysphagia Cardiovascular Dysphagia Ortner’s Syndrome (Cardiovocal Syndrome) Paralysis of laryngeal nerve/recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy secondary to cardiovascular issues Hoarse vocal quality Chronic Mitral Valvular..

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COVID-19 & the Impact on Swallowing & Cognition

By: Cara Kennedy Known Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 *Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Fatigue Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing Cough Joint pain Chest pain Memory, concentration, or sleep problems Muscle..

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