In general, a chin tuck is a head position that places the chin slightly downward towards the individual’s chest. Regardless of the exact execution of the chin tuck, it is a position that can improve the probability of taking a bite of food, chewing it, and swallowing it safely.
Advice & Tips:
I choke while eating and drinking unless I chin-tuck. I cannot drink from a glass, a fountain, or a bottle; I cannot drink through a straw. Drinking from a bowl really helps. I always carry one with me (in my walker).
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