Outcomes of tongue-pressure strength and accuracy training for dysphagia following acquired brain injury

@inproceedings{Steele2013OutcomesOT,
  title={Outcomes of tongue-pressure strength and accuracy training for dysphagia following acquired brain injury},
  author={Catriona M. Steele and Gemma L. Bailey and Rebecca E. Cliffe Polacco and Sarah F. Hori and Sonja M Molfenter and Mohamed Oshalla and Erin M. Yeates},
  booktitle={International journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2013}
}
The purpose of this study was to measure treatment outcomes in a group of six adults with chronic dysphagia following acquired brain injury, who each completed 24 sessions of tongue-pressure resistance training, over a total of 11-12 weeks. The treatment protocol emphasized both strength and accuracy. Biofeedback was provided using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument. Amplitude accuracy targets were set between 20-90% of the patient's maximum isometric pressure capacity. Single subject methods… CONTINUE READING
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