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8 December 2018

Internationally, the IDDSI has been formally adopted by the RCSLT and the BDA. Implementing it is going to be a huge task and so we are now preparing to do all we can to support a smooth transition. As a start our website shop now includes the new numbering system

5 February 2018

We read this article in CN Focus about a clinician having a Dysphagia Diet for a week. It provides a useful insight into the issues faced by those with dysphagia and their carers and as a result wanted to share it. To summarize…. Dysphagia following stroke affects a significant proportion

17 March 2017

The ESSD is hosting a free webinar on Monday the 20th of March. A history on taking in Swallowing Disorders. If you haven’t attended one of their webinars before we suggest trying them. They are always interesting and informative. Click on this link to register. www.essd2017.com In the meantime the

16 March 2017

The Dysphagia Kitchen: Calling all Caregivers! Essential Puree is proud to announce our new Speedy Series. Some caregivers cannot cook, they don’t have time, they don’t know how. Some are in the sandwich generation, dealing with children and with aging parents. The Speedy Series: Pureed Meals that can be ready

2 March 2017

The Yorkshire BDA Branch here in the UK are holding the above event in March. We wanted to tell you about it to encourage you to take part in Social Media. Historically, the NHS actively discouraged Clinicians to joining Communities due to the problems it could cause. And rightly so. However, there

12 April 2016

The European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) is an association of and for health care providers working, doing research and studying in the field of dysphagia and swallowing disorders. It also runs each year one of the best International Dysphagia Conferences which we strongly recommend you try to visit. It’s latest White Paper

5 April 2016

Laura is a Dysphagia specialist based in America. Her Company provides support and training in all aspects of dysphagia to private individuals and Organizations and has lots of useful resources available on her site here. We sent Laura some of our new Slõ Milkshakes+ to try and she videoed what she thought and you

22 February 2016

Down the Hatch is an unscripted podcast focused on hot topics relevant to swallowing clinicians throughout the world. With lively banter, speech pathologists Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Alicia Vose, M.A., CCC-SLP (Ph.D. student) take on controversial topics in the field of dysphagia management, while inter-weaving various levels of evidence: anecdotes, clinical experience and the

8 February 2016

We came across this TED talk on You Tube. It isn’t dysphagia related but is fascinating. It is a talk given by Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor. She had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened – as she

26 January 2016

Last year Ianessa and Emily launched this course. It offered lots of useful and practical dysphagia management advice, consequently so we asked them to tell us about any future courses we can tell you about. So… …Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management: Blazing a New Clinical Trail will be offered in