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Managing Dysphagia in the Schools

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Managing Dysphagia in the Schools

Arvedson, J. & Homer, E. (2006, September 26). The ASHA Leader.

Speech-language pathologists in schools have found their roles expanding in recent years to include identification, evaluation, and management of students with feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia). These students come to school with a variety of diagnoses as a basis for their dysphagia. They present with a wide range of swallowing deficits and levels of severity that result in multiple challenges for the school-based dysphagia team. These challenges require a team approach, which can make a significant, positive difference for students with severe disabilities

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