Swalloworks Therapy Program

Product Description

By Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP

Do you work with swallowing problems? Or you want to?  Okay then, what do you think about this statement?  “We use our mouth for swallowing and for speaking, so they’re pretty much the same type of function, right?”  Well, sort of.  Here’s my take:

  • Swallowing is short in duration; speaking is an endurance function.
  • Swallowing occurs behind closed lips; speech would smother behind closed lips.
  • Swallowing necessitates pre-swallow intra-oral suctioning; speech is immediate.
  • A swallows reason for being is to propel contents to the tummy; speech gives content a voice and a means of expression and communication.
  • Swallowing only occurs when necessary; speech occurs at the whim of a thought, or less.

With that said, swallowing is relatively complex, extremely interesting, and although we use the same oral components, swallowing is actually quite a bit different from speaking. Effective, quality therapy requires the knowledge of underlying and relevant principles to personalize treatment.

The NEW fourth edition Swalloworks™ contains everything you need to easily and systematically re-train a tongue thrust swallowing pattern.  You receive

  • An extensive rationale base (over and above the swallow)
  • Detailed therapy instructions
  • Advancement criteria
  • A swallow comparisons chart, and
  • Numerous swallowing generalization tasks

At the heart of the program are twelve detailed, child-friendly lessons and practice sheets. 

All of this in one majorly informative and practical therapy manual (188 pages in a paperback book); NO SHIPPING CHARGES!

In addition, as soon as you purchase the paperback book, you receive the extensive Swalloworks™ Appendix in your email so you can download and print the lessons as you need them.  Very handy, convenient, and beneficial.

Book # SWAL

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Want to know more about Myofunctional Therapy?  Check out our NEW Website: www.MySwalloworks.com.


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1) Please send via mail, via email (attach scan) to orders@speechdynamics.com, or fax to 866-354-6359.
If you want to do a phone-order, we do that, too.  Just call 951-315-2145.  Thank you!

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