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What questions should be asked (8)?
Is the pt dysphagic or at high risk for dysphagia?

Should the pt receive an in-depth dx assessment?

Which treatment strategies should be evaluated during the dx procedure?

Is this patient who will benefit from therapy?

Should swallow therapy be scheduled during mealtime or as a part of feeding?

When should the clinician terminate swallowing therapy with a pt who has been making measurable progress?

When does the swallowing herapist turn a part of the pt's dysphagia care over to an aide?

How are the optimal therapy procedures selected for a pt?

When and to whom should referrals be made?
Swallowing therapy is designed to (3):
retrain muscle function
teach a new sequence of muscle activity
stimulate increased sensory input
When should the swallowing therapist be involved in "feeding."
when the pt is in TRANSITION bt nonoral and oral feeding
When should therapy be terminated?
When the pt plateaus for four weeks
If pt exhibits hoarseness and neurological signs, they should be referred to:
an otolaryngologist
Who makes the decision that the pt it in a particular way?
The patient, family, or caregivers