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Transitions – What are they, and why are they important?

In this article we will discuss the following: Definition of transitions; Why transitions are difficult; Strategies and techniques to assist with transitions 1. Definition Transitions, or Transitioning is a term used within autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to describe the process of adjusting to new people, places and/or routines and also includes the process of switching …

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Red flags for dysphagia

Red flags for dysphagia  Written by Gilheaney,OrlaCATTS Speech & Language TherapistKeywords: Red Flags, Dementia Best Practice, Staff Empowerment, Total Well-being CATTS: Permission to reprint for personal or educational use only. What happens when we swallow? When we swallow, we transfer food/liquid from our mouth to our stomach. While this seems simple, it actually involves multiple complex …

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What is Dysphagia?

 What is Dysphagia McDonagh, AislingStaff Nurse and Speech & Language TherapistKeywords: Clinical Information, Nursing Home Information, Care Services Information, Common Terms CATTS: Permission to reprint for personal or educational use only. Dysphagia is a swallowing difficulty. Swallowing is a complex and rapid process involving voluntary and involuntary movements. There are 26 muscles and six cranial nerves …

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