Effortful Swallow

Effortful Swallow

Introduction: As we know from other behavioral interventions, the best way to improve performance on an activity is practicing task specific components of the behavior. In other words, the best way to rehabilitate the swallow is to swallow! Making this a more...
Mendelsohn Maneuver

Mendelsohn Maneuver

Introduction: The Mendelsohn maneuver is accomplished by voluntarily interrupting the usual arc of the swallow to prolong laryngeal excursion at the midpoint, when the larynx is in its highest position in the neck (Kahrilas, Logemann, Krugler, & Flanagan, 1991). The...