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Research Articles Related to Speech-Language Pathology Services in Health Care During COVID-19 

Disclaimer: The following list of references is a sample of recently published literature related to speech-language pathology services in health care during COVID-19. This list is not intended to be comprehensive and does not reflect ASHA’s endorsement of the content of the views expressed by the authors of these articles. 


O'Shea, E. (2020). Remembering People With Dementia During the COVID-19 CrisisHRB Open Research, 3, 15. doi:10.12688/hrbopenres.13030.2


Bolton, L., Mills, C., Wallace, S., & Brady, M. C. (2020). Aerosol Generating Procedures, Dysphagia Assessment and COVID-19: A Rapid ReviewInternational Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12544  

Brodsky, M. B., & Gilbert, R. J. (2020). The Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Dysphagia Evaluation and TreatmentArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2020.05.006  

Frajkova, Z., Tedla, M., Tedlova, E., Suchankova, M., & Geneid, A. (2020). Postintubation Dysphagia During COVID-19 Outbreak-Contemporary ReviewDysphagia, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10139-6  

Fritz, M. A., Howell, R. J., Brodsky, M. B., Suiter, D. M., Dhar, S. I., Rameau, A., ...Kuhn, M. A. (2020). Moving Forward with Dysphagia Care: Implementing Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic and BeyondDysphagia, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10144-9  

Miles, A., Connor, N. P., Desai, R. V., Jadcherla, S., Allen, J., Brodsky, M., ...Langmore, S. E. (2020).  Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global PandemicDysphagia, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10153-8

Mattei, A., Amy de la Bretèque, B., Crestani, S., Crevier-Buchman, L., Galant, C., Hans, S., ...Giovanni, A. (2020). Guidelines of Clinical Practice for the Management of Swallowing Disorders and Recent Dysphonia in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases, Epub ahead of print retrieved April 29, 2020, from 

Mohan, R., & Mohapatra, B. (2020). Shedding Light on Dysphagia Associated With COVID-19: The What and WhyOTO Open, 4(2), 2473974x20934770. doi:10.1177/2473974x20934770  


Lechien, J. R., Chiesa-Estomba, C. M., Cabaraux, P., Mat, Q., Huet, K., Harmegnies, B., ...Saussez, S. (2020).  Features of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 Patients With DysphoniaJournal of Voice, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.05.012\


De Luca, P., Scarpa, A., Ralli, M., De Vincentiis, M., Cassandro, E., Chiarella, G., & Cassandro, C. (2020). Nasal, Pharyngeal and Laryngeal Endoscopy Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic: Available Recommendations From National and International Societies. European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, 1-3. Epub ahead of print retrieved May 11, 2020, from 

Infection Control and Practice Efficiency 

Cho, R. H. W., Yeung, Z. W. C., Ho, O. Y. M., Lo, J. F. W., Siu, A. K. Y., Kwan, W. M. Y., ...Ku, P. K. M. (2020). Pearls of Experience for Safe and Efficient Hospital Practices in Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in Hong Kong During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) PandemicJournal of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, 49(1), 30. doi:10.1186/s40463-020-00427-4

Georgiou, G. P., & Kilani, A. (2020). The Use of Aspirated Consonants During Speech May Increase the Transmission of COVID-19Medical Hypotheses, 144, 109937. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109937

Giovanni, A., Radulesco, T., Bouchet, G., Mattei, A., Revis, J., Bogdanski, E., & Michel, J. (2020).  Transmission of Droplet-Conveyed Infectious Agents Such As SARS-CoV-2 by Speech and Vocal Exercises During Speech Therapy: Preliminary Experiment Concerning Airflow VelocityEuropean Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s00405-020-06200-7

Lammers, M. J. W., Lea, J., & Westerberg, B. D. (2020). Guidance for Otolaryngology Health Care Workers Performing Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures During the COVID-19 PandemicJournal of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, 49(1), 36. doi:10.1186/s40463-020-00429-2  

Lew, H. L., Oh-Park, M., & Cifu, D. X. (2020). The War on COVID-19 Pandemic: Role of Rehabilitation Professionals and Hospitals. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Epub ahead of print retrieved May 11, 2020, from 

Neurological Impact

Chen, X., Laurent, S., Onur, O. A., Kleineberg, N. N., Fink, G. R., Schweitzer, F., & Warnke, C. (2020).  A Systematic Review of Neurological Symptoms and Complications of COVID-19Journal of Neurology, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s00415-020-10067-3

Mcloughlin, B. C., Miles, A., Webb, T. E., Knopp, P., Eyres, C., Fabbri, A., ...Davis, D. (2020).  Functional and Cognitive Outcomes After COVID-19 DeliriumEuropean Geriatric Medicine, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s41999-020-00353-8

Smith, E. E., Mountain, A., Hill, M. D., Wein, T. H., Blacquiere, D., Casaubon, L. K., ...Lindsay, M. P. (2020).  Canadian Stroke Best Practice Guidance During the COVID-19 PandemicCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 47(4), 474-478. doi:10.1017/cjn.2020.74

Pediatric Services 

de Miranda, V. S. G., Rech, R. S., Maahs, M. A. P., Berbert, M. C. B., & de Almeida, S. T. (2020). Speech Therapy, Breastfeeding and COVID-19: Information to Speech TherapistCoDAS, 32(3), e20200124. doi:10.1590/2317-1782/20192020124


Capozzo, R., Zoccolella, S., Frisullo, M. E., Barone, R., Dell'Abate, M. T., Barulli, M. R., ...Logroscino, G. (2020). Telemedicine for Delivery of Care in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration During COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from Southern ItalyJournal of Alzheimer's Disease, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.3233/jad-200589

Dimer, N. A., Canto-Soares, N. D., Santos-Teixeira, L. D., & Goulart, B. N. G. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Implementation of Telehealth in Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy for Patients at Home: An Experience ReportCoDAS, 32(3), e20200144. doi:10.1590/2317-1782/20192020144 

Fong, R., Tsai, C. F., & Yiu, O. Y. (2020).  The Implementation of Telepractice in Speech Language Pathology in Hong Kong During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Telemedicine and e-Health. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1089/tmj.2020.0223

Salawu, A., Green, A., Crooks, M. G., Brixey, N., Ross, D. H., & Sivan, M. (2020). A Proposal for Multidisciplinary Tele-Rehabilitation in the Assessment and Rehabilitation of COVID-19 SurvivorsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13). doi:10.3390/ijerph17134890

Soldatova, L., Williams, C., Postma, G. N., Falk, G. W., & Mirza, N. (2020). Virtual Dysphagia Evaluation: Practical Guidelines for Dysphagia Management in the Context of the COVID-19 PandemicOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/0194599820931791 

Strohl, M. P., Dwyer, C. D., Ma, Y., Rosen, C. A., Schneider, S. L., & Young, V. N.  Implementation of Telemedicine in a Laryngology Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned, Experiences SharedJournal of Voice, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.06.017

Zughni, L. A., Gillespie, A. I., Hatcher, J. L., Rubin, A. D., & Giliberto, J. P. (2020). Telemedicine and the Interdisciplinary Clinic Model: During the COVID-19 Pandemic and BeyondOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/0194599820932167

Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependence 

Brewster, D. J., Chrimes, N., Do, T. B., Fraser, K., Groombridge, C. J., Higgs, A., ...Gatward, J. J. (2020). Consensus Statement: Safe Airway Society Principles of Airway Management and Tracheal Intubation Specific to the COVID-19 Adult Patient Group. Medical Journal of Australia, Epub ahead of print retrieved May 4, 2020 from  

Lovato, A., & de Filippis, C. (2020). Clinical Presentation of COVID-19: A Systematic Review Focusing on Upper Airway Symptoms. Ear Nose & Throat Journal, Epub ahead of print retrieved April 29, 2020 from 

Rovira, A., Dawson, D., Walker, A., Tornari, C., Dinham, A., Foden, N., ...Arora, A. (2020). Tracheostomy Care and Decannulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Multidisciplinary Clinical Practice GuidelineEuropean Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, Epub ahead of print retrieved from

Sheehy, L. M. (2020). Considerations for Postacute Rehabilitation for Survivors of COVID-19. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6(2), e19462. doi:10.2196/19462 

Swords, C., Bergman, L., Wilson-Jeffers, R., Randall, D., Morris, L. L., Brenner, M. J., & Arora, A. (2020).  Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Quality Improvement in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building a Global Learning CommunityAnnals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 3489420941542. doi:10.1177/0003489420941542

Zaga, C. J., Pandian, V., Brodsky, M. B., Wallace, S., Cameron, T. S., Chao, C., ...Brenner, M. J. (2020). Speech-Language Pathology Guidance for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Multidisciplinary PerspectiveAmerican Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1–15. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1044/2020_ajslp-20-00089 


Cantarella, G., Barillari, M. R., Lechien, J. R., & Pignataro, L. (2020).  The Challenge of Virtual Voice Therapy During the COVID-19 PandemicJournal of Voice. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.06.015  

Naunheim, M. R., Bock, J., Doucette, P. A., Hoch, M., Howell, I., Johns, M. M., ...Carroll, T. L. (2020).  Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What We Know and What We Don't. Journal of Voice, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.06.028

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