Have you ever wondered if your patients are *actually* doing an Effortful Swallow or Mendelsohn? Or if they adhere to their HEP? You’re not alone in this and Gabriela (Gabi) Constantinescu, PhD, R.SLP, S-LP(C) has a solution for you!
In episode 231 of SYP, Gabi discusses the fascinating tools available to SLPs working with patients with dysphagia. She shares the experiences that led her to the creation of the Mobili-T, a device, and app that allows patients to practice their swallowing exercises from anywhere, anytime while increasing self-efficacy and adherence. Gabi discusses the motivation that comes with gamification, the need to know what our patients are truly doing, and how she partnered with engineers and fellow SLPs to make it all happen.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
– How Gabi gained interest in sEMG biofeedback
– Why she values biofeedback so much (and did she always feel this way?)
– Her experience bringing a small sEMG technology and app into the hands of patients and SLPs
– The research that went into the design and development of Mobili-T
– Gabi’s upcoming course
As always, thanks for listening!