Year of Award
Master of Science (MS)
College of Education & Allied Health
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
reflex, tongue, receptors, dysphagia, treatment, sucking, esophagus
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the Griffin Swallowing Program for Dysphagic Patients (1974) using an experimental design. The Griffin Program includes specific instructions for application of its three parts: (a) evaluation of the present status of the swallowing mechanisms; (b) training the swallow; and (c) a transfer program for responsible nursing staff and family of the dysphagic patient. The Griffin Program was chosen over other methods because it seemed more structured than the other programs, therefore, better suited to experimental design. Thus, this present study was designed to investigate the effects of management of swallowing difficulties using a controlled application of the Griffin Swallowing Program for Dysphagic Patients (1974).
Lally, Judy, "A Controlled Application of the Griffin Swallowing Program for Dysphagic Patients" (1978). Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 42.
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