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August 22, 2022
9 Easy Tips to Learn How to Swallow Pills With Bonus Tip - The Pill Skills Method

We’re going to share with you how many people have learned how to swallow pills! Once finished, you will easily be able to use one or more of these strategies to swallow pills. You will also be able to help a loved one learn too. This article provides a comprehensive list of successful tips and […]

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August 15, 2022
You’re Not Alone - 40% Struggle or Can’t Swallow Pills!

Are you or a loved one part of the 40% that struggle or can’t swallow pills? You will learn more about this issue and the importance of learning this skill.  NOTE: If you are looking for easy Tips & Tricks to learn how to swallow pills, click here. At the end of this blog, you […]

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August 8, 2022
Two Sisters Inspired to Help Their Mom

My mom has never been able to swallow pills! Growing up, I remember her carrying around a bottle of children’s liquid Motrin in her purse. She would take a swig of it whenever she had a headache, whether at an amusement park, restaurant, or our soccer games. My brother (Dylan), sister (Marissa), and I used […]

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Resources

FDA Article - 40%

Size, Shape, and Other Physical Attributes of Generic Tablets and Capsules
This article explains how physical characteristics, such as shape and size, can affect a person's ability to swallow tablets and capsules. It includes facts that 40% of adult Americans struggle to swallow pills.
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Study

Pill Swallowing Ability and Training in Children 6 to 11 Years of Age
A study conducted demonstrates that 84% of children between the ages of 6 to 11 effectively learned how to swallow pills with a simple set of instructions. With minimal modifications, 91% were able to successfully swallow pills by the end of the study. This indicates that children are fully capable and best taught how to swallow pills at a young age.
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Technical Report

Three Techniques Used in Teaching and Aiding Children in Swallowing Pills
This technical report addresses the advantages of teaching children how to swallow pills at a young age. Three techniques are compared: the use of instructional methods, change in head position, and the use of a pill swallowing cup.
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Presentation

Benefits and Techniques for Learning How to Swallow Pills
This video presentation addresses the benefits of knowing how to swallow pills in comparison to liquid medication. It also analyzes how children learn to swallow pills. This includes instructional teaching methods, changes in head positioning, and using a pill swallowing cup as an aid.
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Webinar

National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders Webinar
The following video presentation discusses the importance of understanding pill dysphagia. Pill dysphagia is an under-recognized problem in which a person experiences difficulty swallowing pills. This problem may begin in early childhood and continue or worsen into adulthood.
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