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Study: Electrical Stimulation May Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy Swallow

Difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia, is common in children with cerebral palsy. New research published in Acta Neurologica Belgica suggests that electrical stimulation can positively contribute to swallowing functions in individuals with neurological disorders like cerebral palsy. In the study, participants assigned to an experimental group underwent electric stimulation therapy for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for four weeks, in addition to conventional dysphagia rehabilitation. These individuals showed significant improvements in the oral phase of swallowing (drooling, tongue movements, and chewing), as compared to individuals who only received conventional dysphagia rehabilitation. Researchers believe this treatment could be used to help children swallow without causing discomfort or risk of liquids or food entering the airways.

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