Invisible disorder

UF experts help patients with a little-known affliction: The inability to swallow

Emily K. Plowman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, helps Bert Ranum improve his breathing capacity. Jesse S. Jones
When someone is living with a swallowing impairment, you don’t see it. It’s like this invisible disorder, and yet it leads to such huge psychosocial and medical issues.
Emily K. Plowman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, goes over techniques to help David Borchelt, Ph.D., improve his swallowing function. Jesse S. Jones
Aspiration pneumonia is a leading cause of death in multiple neurological maladies. It’s amazing we haven’t paid attention to it.
Michael Okun, M.D.
One of my coping mechanisms is to order something and just move the food around on my plate like a 5-year-old. That way, you fit in and people, including the wait staff, feel more natural around you
Ed Steger