People with swallowing difficulties, including those with dysphagia arising from Parkinson’s Disease, have found that the Sipify straw helps them control the amount of liquid per sip. Their personal experience is that they choke less when using the Sipify straw and have reduced concerns or fears of accidental aspiration.*
Hear what two people living with Parkinson’s have to say about using their Sipify straw:
*Sipify straws are not a medical device and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent diseases. You should not use information on this website for self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Use of the Sipify straw has not been evaluated for use by people with swallowing issues.
Speech Language Pathologists Recommend Sipify
I have used the Sipify, and for myself as a normal swallower, it is excellent in that it allows me to control the amount of liquid per sip. That translates well for patients as it can also provide that control safety. For example, someone learning to sip from a straw can extract a small amount and swallow then as oral strength increases so can the sip. I also can use my tongue to momentarily block the mouth of the straw. That is a technique that can be used to help a patient increase tongue mobility. I have conducted a trial with one patient with Parkinson’s, who reported an easier flow of liquid compared to a regular straw.
Violet O. Cox Ph.D., MLS, CCC/SLP, LSVT Cert.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Cleveland State University-College of Health Cleveland, OH
I’ve had the chance to trial Sipify with both hot and cold beverages – I found it to be a seamless transition from a regular straw (helpful as to reduce any potential “intimidation” factors for patients to try something new) – and a gentle, appropriately paced liquid flow! I will very much recommend your product for appropriate patients in the future!
Amanda V. Leonard, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/Clinical Specialist
Spaulding Rehabilitation Center/Mass General Brigham
This added benefit of Sipify means a lot to me.
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