How Do You Palpate a Swallow?

In this article you’ll find:

1. Illustrations: Where to place your hands when palpating a swallow (including variations for men and women)
2. How to Palpate a Swallow: Step-by-step instructions
3. FREE Printable download: ‘How to Palpate a Swallow’ Instructions
4. More Resources

First Things First

Evaluating and treating dysphagia require high levels of training and skill.

This article is intended for Speech-Language Pathologists or other qualified therapists with the appropriate training and competency to work with adults with dysphagia.

* If at any time you suspect any pharyngeal or esophageal involvement, contact the patient’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) and request an instrumental evaluation as soon as possible.

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Dysphagia Handouts, illustrated exercises, and therapist treatment guides

Dysphagia Series

How to Palpate a Swallow

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More Resources

The Adult Speech Therapy Workbook [Chung Hwa brewer, Miwa Aparo]

The Adult Speech Therapy Workbook
Hundreds of Handouts & Worksheets!

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Complete Digital Workbook
Handouts, Worksheets, and therapist treatment guides

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