A Response to Carnaby’s (2012) Letter to the Editor: “Comment on Revalidating Swallowing Assessments” Purpose The authors write this letter to clarify some of the points raised by Dr. Giselle Carnaby about their article titled “Clinical Experience Using the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) for Identification of Patients at Risk for Aspiration in a Mixed-Disease Population” (González-Fernández, Sein, & Palmer, 2011). The intention ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   November 01, 2012
A Response to Carnaby’s (2012) Letter to the Editor: “Comment on Revalidating Swallowing Assessments”
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Marlís González-Fernández
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Jeffrey B. Palmer
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Correspondence to Marlís González-Fernández: mgonzal5@jhmi.edu
  • Editor: Carol Scheffner Hammer
    Editor: Carol Scheffner Hammer×
  • Associate Editor: Jane Mertz Garcia
    Associate Editor: Jane Mertz Garcia×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   November 01, 2012
A Response to Carnaby’s (2012) Letter to the Editor: “Comment on Revalidating Swallowing Assessments”
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2012, Vol. 21, 417-418. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/12-0035)
History: Received November 8, 2011 , Accepted March 18, 2012
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2012, Vol. 21, 417-418. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/12-0035)
History: Received November 8, 2011; Accepted March 18, 2012

Purpose The authors write this letter to clarify some of the points raised by Dr. Giselle Carnaby about their article titled “Clinical Experience Using the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) for Identification of Patients at Risk for Aspiration in a Mixed-Disease Population” (González-Fernández, Sein, & Palmer, 2011). The intention of this letter is to ensure that the reader has a balanced perspective and the information necessary to interpret the results of the original publication.

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