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Many patients with dementia are described by family and caregivers as having decreased appetites or as having lost interest in meals. Many of these same patients will continue to eat sweets, snacks, or consume beverages, but will not sit for long enough to eat a meal, or will not eat with utensils. I observe all of my patients while eating, ...
Helping patients, families and other caregivers understand when and what patients can eat requires clear communication
Dysphagia therapy can last for weeks or even months, especially when patients are admitted with orders for NPO. This process can be frustrating for patients and their families, and some upfront caregiver and patient education can ...
I think every SLP's goal for dysphagia patients is to have them eat and enjoy a ''normal'' diet. Depending on the etiology of the swallowing dysfunction, and the patient's response to treatment, there are various diet levels and liquid consistencies that can be considered. Patient preferences, and the willingness of the patient and their family ...
Recently, I have been thinking of goals and how we write them. Many of us use a ''goal bank'' at our jobs, which is helpful because we don't have to type the same wording over and over; however, we have to be very careful not to fall into the pitfall of ''cookie-cutter'' goals. We all learned to write clear, measurable goals in graduate school, ...
to ''B'' week at our school, where the focus has been on beans, beads, bears and
the color brown!
our speech and language group lesson this week, we made our own very round and
very delicious ''Brown Bear'' face. I developed the idea after I Googled ''bear
recipes for kids'' and a polar
bear recipe came up! It requires a rice ...
Here is a simple Valentine's Day recipe you can make at
school or with your picky eaters at home! This delicious and healthy dish will
warm their tummies and their hearts!
Strawberry Heart Pancakes...from
You will need:
1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of ...
consider sensory changes that occur throughout the aging process, it is
important to remember the subtle differences that will manifest and how they
might affect a patient's participation in therapy and daily activities, as well
as his or her quality of life. My colleagues and I often notice that while we are usually
warm, often ...
I have heard parents say this many times when we discuss
the eating habits of their ''picky eater:''
''Hes/she used to eat (preferred food), but not anymore! Now I can
barely get them to eat or try anything new. He/she eats the same things over
Our family has been dealing with this at home with our
two-year-old picky eater. ...
Schools are closed this week and little ones are home for
the holidays! Today's post includes some new ideas to keep them occupied as
well as some flashbacks to posts from the past!
If you're staying in for New Years Eve this year with your
little ones, why not plan out a fun, kid-friendly dinner that they can both
help you make and ...
the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah,
Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday,
embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday.
Here you can find a complete
of these symbols, one of which is corn. I decided to use ...