After many years of clinical research including evidenced based practice and development, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson has created a program manual using tactile interventions to improve the oral preparatory phase feeding skills and speech clarity for teens, young adults and the geriatric population for clients with any of the following diagnoses: dysarthria, apraxia, post oral cancer surgery, voice disorders, post CVA, Parkinson's disease as well as Down syndrome, TBI and Cerebral Palsy.
This revolutionary approach will assist therapists, clients and caregivers to improve feeding safety including chewing of firmer textures, bolus formation and bolus positioning for transport and improve speech clarity regardless of when the diagnosis was originally made.
Muscle skills can improve at any age and this book will add both new and exciting activities to your therapy repertoire. Both case studies and step-by-step instructions for the "why?" and "how?" to complete each activity are included.