In episode 208, Katlyn McGrattan, PhD, CCC-SLP, shares insights into her fascinating research: Establishing Normative Values for Signs of Aspiration in Non-Dysphagic Infants. The study will be released soon, but Dr. McGrattan is sharing the incredible work on SYP first. We discuss why normative values are so needed in our profession, how SLPs can support parents of dysphagic and non-dysphagic infants, and just how normal a cough can be. This episode is a must-listen for every SLP working with typically developing or NICU babies!
“Our results show that there is high variability in how infants eat. Some show signs of aspiration and prolonged feeding times, others none. This is a great reminder to look at the functional implications of these feeding parameters (respiratory health/nutrition/stress).”
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In this episode, you’ll hear:
• The details of the study: Establishing Normative Values for Signs of Aspiration in Non-Dysphagic Infants
• Additional research that Dr. McGrattan is working on currently
• How SLPs can support all parents of infants
• How SLPs can get involved in research like these studies
As always, thanks for listening!