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Written by Stephanie Halvax, Published on December 4, 2018

Speaking valves were a subject that as an #slp2be I hardly touched upon in grad school before entering my clinical fellowship year. As a graduate of a medically-oriented graduate program, I was very lucky to have the opportunity to gain some experience working with adults with speaking valves post-tracheostomy and post-respiratory failure. However, when transitioning from working in acute care with adults to sub-acute care with medically fragile children, my whole approach changed.

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