Do you see swallowing as three phases or a continuum that can’t be separated? This difference will change the way you practice and improve the care your patients receive. Erin Reedy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, joins me for episode 230 of SYP to share her research and experience working with swallowing from top to bottom and back again.
Erin is a clinical SLP who returned for her PhD and is now completing her post-doc. She has coined herself the “aerodigestive SLP” and is sharing just how complex it would be to tease apart the swallow into phases, and why we should transform out thinking to see the swallow as a continuum. She shares fascinating insights throughout this episode that will have you scratching your head and reconsidering your approach to swallowing.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
– The continuum of swallowing
– Advocacy for instrumentals
– Erin’s research findings
– Pharyngeal and esophageal manometry
– How SLPs can be more valued, more in demand, and at more tables
As always, thanks for listening!
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