Aspiration & Lessons from Steven Leder by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com, reposted here with permission http://www.swallowstudy.com (original post) A tribute to Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP Aspiration can mean “a strong desire to achieve something high or great,” per Merriam-Webster, or “a hope or ambition of achieving something,” per Google. Steven Leder, Keep Reading >>
Solid food dysphagia in pediatrics- what does it mean?
Some children will be referred for a feeding and swallowing evaluation because of solid food dysphagia or difficulty swallowing solids. Caregivers might describe coughing, choking or gagging on solid food during mealtime. What does this mean and how should it be evaluated? Solid food dysphagia can be related to several different etiologies. GI Issues: In adult patients, solid food Keep Reading >>
Food refusal and Dysphagia: 3 Separate Cases
I thought I would write about 3 different but interesting cases of dysphagia with total food refusal. These children were all different ages but previously healthy children with no significant medical issues who began to refuse food to the point of total food refusal. They refused even their favorite foods, snacks foods, and candy. They each were referred for evaluation and were living on liquids Keep Reading >>