Want a fun way to educate patients about safe swallow strategies? Dysphagia bingo uses a fun, familiar, motivating activity to engage patients in education with 20 different strategies represented by visual cues and written description.
Cut up the page with the pictures and letters, have Pt's pull them "out of a hat" (I've done out of a denture cup!), and then place them on the page. Try to get 4 or 5 in a row, corners, or a cover all for your patients with a good attention span. As you place each tile (labeled with a letter for additional help locating the picture), educate the patient on the picture found.
These also target memory, immediate and short term.