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DYSPHAGIA
SWALLOWING DISORDER

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WHAT IS DYSPHAGIA? 

According to ASHA, "Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder involving the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, or gastroesophageal junction."

Information obtained from ASHA, Adult Dysphagia (asha.org)

SYMPTOMS OF DYSPHAGIA:

  • Significant coughing during or after drinking/eating.

  • Takes longer to chew food.

  • Food remains within the oral cavity after swallowing. 

  • Poor oral management of bolus resulting in anterior loss of the bolus.

  • Poor saliva control with consistent drooling.

  • Consistent throat clearing or complaint about feeling food stuck in the throat. 

  • Liquids coming from the nasal cavity (food and/or liquids).

  • Wet voice quality after drinking.

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