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Critical Review: The effectiveness of tongue strengthening on swallowing function in adults with dysphagia

  title={Critical Review: The effectiveness of tongue strengthening on swallowing function in adults with dysphagia},
  author={Jilienne Reusser},
This critical review examines the evidence regarding the impact of tongue strengthening on swallowing function in adults with dysphagia. Study designs include: one case series, three single subject designs, one mixed randomized clinical trial and one case study. Results of the examined studies revealed suggestive evidence that tongue strengthening can improve swallowing function in adults with dysphagia. Further research is required in larger, homogeneous participant samples in order to… 


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