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Adelphi Students will Perform Swallowing Screenings for Senior Citizens
On October 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the fair will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center and on October 22 it'll be held at the Dominican Village in Amityville. Students will not only provide swallowing screenings but will educate older adults about dysphagia.
Dysphagia, a medical term used to describe swallowing difficulties, are common in the older adults. They often co-occur with diagnoses such as head and neck cancer, strokes, brain injuries, dementia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
"The Golden Gathering presents a great opportunity for Adelphi Masters-level Speech-Language Pathology students," said assistant professor Ashwini Namasivayam-
See more information on the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://education-
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