Title of Poster / Presentation

Thick [in] It: The Creation of Caregiver Materials for Treatment of Infant Dysphagia Using Thickened Liquids

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-5-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2022 11:00 AM

Subjects

infant feeding dysphagia thickened liquids

Advisor

Advisors/co-authors: Dr. Allyson Goodwyn-Craine; Dr. Deanna Britton

Student Level

Masters

Abstract

The objective of this project was to create caretaker-friendly guides for the at-home implementation of SLP instructions for use of thickeners appropriate to pediatric dysphagia patients, following a literature review on the same. The literature review centered on current infant-specific standards marking the utility of thickener types and highlights accessibility measures (e.g. regional availability) as factors of case-based appropriateness of use. Brief diagram-inclusive guides on the utility, accessibility, and administration of these thickeners, for use by caretakers of infants with dysphagia, have been created. The resultant guides will be written in English and in Spanish. Those written in Spanish will utilize culturally adept diction and language to more accurately convey the content than verbatim translation from English, to promote bilingual or monolingual Spanish-speaking caretaker implementation. Presentation will cover findings from the scoping literature review, the project's formulation and revision according to unanticipated findings, and the information concentrated into the caregiver guides themselves.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37489

Clinical caregiver guide for use of thickeners in treatment of infant dysphagia-- English version.pdf (578 kB)
Clinical guidelines on selected topics on caregiver use of thickeners in treatment of infant dysphagia. Presented in caregiver-friendly language, intended for clinician selection and efficient documentation in patient records, to facilitate later review and use by caregivers in the home.

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Thick [in] It: The Creation of Caregiver Materials for Treatment of Infant Dysphagia Using Thickened Liquids

The objective of this project was to create caretaker-friendly guides for the at-home implementation of SLP instructions for use of thickeners appropriate to pediatric dysphagia patients, following a literature review on the same. The literature review centered on current infant-specific standards marking the utility of thickener types and highlights accessibility measures (e.g. regional availability) as factors of case-based appropriateness of use. Brief diagram-inclusive guides on the utility, accessibility, and administration of these thickeners, for use by caretakers of infants with dysphagia, have been created. The resultant guides will be written in English and in Spanish. Those written in Spanish will utilize culturally adept diction and language to more accurately convey the content than verbatim translation from English, to promote bilingual or monolingual Spanish-speaking caretaker implementation. Presentation will cover findings from the scoping literature review, the project's formulation and revision according to unanticipated findings, and the information concentrated into the caregiver guides themselves.