From hairstylist to…. Saliva management system creator? That’s the real-life story of Rebecca Altounian, and you won’t want to miss out on her passion for serving the dysphagia population! In episode 241 of SYP, I have the privilege of talking with Rebecca Altounian, the CEO and Founder of SWIK™ Oral Suction System, a novel device to manage oral secretions in the mouth. Rebecca shares her passion for serving the SLP community and our patients, how SWIK™ was created, and who can benefit from this new device!

As SLPs who work with dysphagia, we’ve all had patients who have had difficulty managing their secretions and we know the risk this can be for their pulmonary and general health. SWIK™ is here to help solve this problem for our patients and Rebecca is ecstatic to share about it!

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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
-How SWIK was created
-The SWIK Oral Suction System description
-Managing Oral secretions with dysphagia
-Who SWIK benefits
-How to get your hands on the device

As always, thanks for listening!