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Resource of the Week: The Thickening Booklet and the Pediatric Esophageal Refulx Assocation

Our friends at the Pediatric Adolescent Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Association sent this to us. Its a terrific guide on thickening techniques. They asked me to apologize for the fact that it is not ‘prettier’ but they didn’t have a graphic designer to help them. No worries, friends! Its the content that matters.    Check out their HOME page and their reading room too.

Our Featured Organization: The Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER)
The Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER) was founded in 1992 to help families dealing with acid reflux and related disorders in their children. The web site at has 300 information pages, 120,000 discussion board postings and takes 1.2 million hits per month.
Speech and Occupational Therapists and other allied health professionals can find many helpful articles in the Reading Room at You are welcome to create a screen name and participate in the discussions as long as you remember that they are by and for parents. Giving medical advice is not permitted so you have to phrase everything as a question or an idea to consider. You can also give anonymized information about another child that could be helpful for the parents who are posting.
Beth Pulsifer-Anderson is the director of PAGER, the author of The Reflux Book – A Parent’s Guide to Gastroesophageal Reflux and a freelance writer specializing in translating medicalese and other forms of geekspeek for consumers. She was instrumental in proving that GERD is genetic and has written a number of medical journal articles including an overview of the side effects of Reglan (metoclopramide). That article and others are posted on her book site at and on
Sorley Bouton is a recent PAGER Intern who has just graduated with a degree in Communications from Frostburg State University.

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