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Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
Resources: Amanda Saul
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  • 1. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources CD 514 Amanda Saul
  • 2. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Thermal-tactile stimulation is a form of sensory enhancement therapy that can be effective when treating clients with dysphagia.
    • There are many resources available for professionals who wish to use thermal-tactile stimulation with this clientele.
  • 3. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Materials & products used for Thermal-Tactile Stimulation include:
    • Instrumental Tools
    • Manuals
    • DVD/Videos
  • 4. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Instrumental Tools include:
    • Laryngeal Mirror
    • Thermal Stimulator
    • Bite Guard
  • 5. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Laryngeal Mirror
    • Laryngeal mirrors provide thermal-tactile stimulation when used during swallowing therapy.
    • The pharyngeal swallow can be triggered by stimulating the anterior faucial pillars with a chilled laryngeal mirror.
  • 6. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Laryngeal Mirror
    • Most mirrors are chrome-plated and can easily be sterilized by steam or antiseptic solutions.
    • Recommended sizes are 00 (12 mm) or 000 (10mm).
  • 7. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Laryngeal mirrors may be purchased online at
    • http:// www.brucemedical.com/larmir.html
    • http://www.sammonspreston.com/Supply/Product.asp?Leaf_Id=412701
    • http://www.alimed.com/ProductDetail.asp?style=81868W
  • 8. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Thermal Stimulator
    • A thermal stimulator may be used in the same manner as a laryngeal mirror.
    • Thermal stimulators are glass-free and are typically made of spun stainless steel with a baked thermal handle protector.
  • 9. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Thermal Stimulator
    • Thermal stimulators can be sterilized with steam or antiseptic solutions and are safe for use in an autoclave or dishwasher.
    • Sizes available include
    • -Adult, 9” long
    • -Pediatric/Geriatric, 5 ¼“ long
  • 10. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Thermal Stimulators may be purchased online at
    • http://www.alimed.com/ProductDetail.asp?style=81868W
  • 11. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Bite Guard
    • A bite guard can be placed over the shaft of the thermal stimulator, protecting the teeth from damage.
    • They are disposable and are available in adult and pediatric/geriatric sizes.
    • They can be purchased online at
    • http://www.alimed.com/ProductDetail.asp?style=81868W
  • 12. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Manual/DVD Materials
    • There are many resources that can be used for instruction of sensory enhancement procedures, such as the thermal stimulus technique.
    • Most manuals are available with a companion video/DVD that addresses a wide variety of evaluation and treatment issues concerning dysphagia.
  • 13. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Manual/DVD Materials
    • Therapeutic Interventions for Dysphagia (Master Clinician Series) by Jeri A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP
    • This manual/DVD package may be purchased at
    • http://www.asha.org/eWeb/OLSDynamicPage.aspx?Webcode+olsdetails&title=Therapeutic+Interventions+for+Dysphagia+(Master+clinician+series)
  • 14. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • Manual/DVD Materials
    • Swallowing Disorders Treatment Manual, Second Edition by Edward Hardy and Natale Morton Robinson
    • This manual/DVD package may be purchased at
    • http://www.proedinc.com/customer/ProductLists.aspx?SearchWord=thermal%20stimulation
  • 15. Thermal-Tactile Stimulation Resources
    • It is essential to incorporate proper techniques and materials when conducting sensory enhancement procedures, such as thermal-tactile stimulation therapy, while working with individuals who have dysphagia.
    • Therefore, as professionals, we must seek out resources that will efficiently allow for effective treatment of this client population.

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