Dysphagia Exercise Packet


Swallowing is a complex process that involves a number of different muscles and nerves. Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder, individuals may have difficulty swallowing food, liquids, and/or their own saliva. Dysphagia can lead to serious medical conditions such as aspiration pneumonia, dehydration, malnutrition, or other complications. Treatment for dysphagia may include diet modifications, swallowing exercises and maneuvers, compensatory techniques, and postural changes. This document includes easy to read dysphagia exercise handouts for the following eight (8) exercises: 

  • Shaker Head Lift
  • Mendelsohn Maneuver 
  • Chin Tuck Against Resistance (CTAR)
  • Effortful Swallow
  • Supraglottic Swallow
  • Super Supraglottic Swallow
  • Pitch Glide
  • Yawn Exercise


16 page PDF document with 8 dysphagia exercises


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