Dysphagia Evaluation

The swallowing evaluation involves a team of professionals (physician, speech-language pathologist, dietician, and radiologist), whouse video-fluoroscopy (an x-ray technique) to assess the movement of food in the mouth and throat and clinical bedside assessments to determine:

  • the safe texture of foodsfor the patients 
  • the foods that enter the airway or are at risk for entering the airway
  • the ideal food amount (bolus size) to be taken at one time
  • the best possible position while eating
  • Compensatory techniques, such as changing the positions of the head to keep feeding safeduring swallowing.





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