Handout: You Swallow Spiders in Your Sleep and 10 Other Swallowing Misconceptions
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists needing to set the record straight on the complexities of swallow precautions and the need for all precautions and strategies to be individualized on a patient-by-patient basis. The handout addresses the following misconceptions with evidence-based information around the following:
Chin tuck is not for everyone.
Not everyone with dysphagia needs thickened liquids.
Pureed does not equal thickened. Thickened does not equal pureed.