Dysphagia Screening: Challenges and Controversies The topic of dysphagia screening has garnered substantial attention in the research literature, in conference proceedings, and on various professional forums, including the SIG 13 Community page. A recent search of the literature on noninstrumental assessments of swallowing yielded 1,010 results ( Brodsky et al., 2016  ). A web search ... Article
Article  |   May 29, 2018
Dysphagia Screening: Challenges and Controversies
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  • Debra Suiter
    Voice & Swallow Clinic, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   May 29, 2018
Dysphagia Screening: Challenges and Controversies
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3, 82-88. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG13.82
History: Received November 22, 2017 , Revised March 27, 2018 , Accepted March 27, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3, 82-88. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG13.82
History: Received November 22, 2017; Revised March 27, 2018; Accepted March 27, 2018

The topic of dysphagia screening has garnered substantial attention in the research literature, in conference proceedings, and on various professional forums, including the SIG 13 Community page. A recent search of the literature on noninstrumental assessments of swallowing yielded 1,010 results ( Brodsky et al., 2016  ). A web search using the terms “oropharyngeal dysphagia” and “screening” produced well over 3,000 citations. Dysphagia screening is an area of clinical practice in which there remain substantial differences of opinion among clinicians and clinical researchers in terms of what it is, who should do it, how it should be done, and what should be done with the results. In this article, we will review some of the challenges and controversies related to dysphagia screening.

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