The Dysphagia Plan of Care: Returning to Our Roots In this brief article, some pitfalls and recommendations for writing functional plans of care specific to identifiable physiologic and behavioral deficits associated with oropharyngeal dysphagia will be discussed. The concept of S.M.A.R.T. goal writing will be revisited. ... Article
Article  |   April 18, 2017
The Dysphagia Plan of Care: Returning to Our Roots
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  • Patrick J. Henley
    Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   April 18, 2017
The Dysphagia Plan of Care: Returning to Our Roots
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, April 2017, Vol. 2, 45-48. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.45
History: Received December 16, 2016 , Revised February 7, 2017 , Accepted February 7, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, April 2017, Vol. 2, 45-48. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.45
History: Received December 16, 2016; Revised February 7, 2017; Accepted February 7, 2017

In this brief article, some pitfalls and recommendations for writing functional plans of care specific to identifiable physiologic and behavioral deficits associated with oropharyngeal dysphagia will be discussed. The concept of S.M.A.R.T. goal writing will be revisited.

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