This treatment-oriented guide provides a hands-on approach to the diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders. The material focuses on developing skills that lead to basic clinical decisions regarding dysphagic patients. Written for students and practitioners who are new to the field, the text begins with the anatomy and physiology of swallowing and goes on to cover the range of swallowing disorders, the clinical and laboratory examination, and treatment strategies. The authors have national reputations as leaders in this area and readers are sure to benefit from their expert clinical tips provided in the manual.
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2. The Normal Swallow
3. Swallowing Disorders: Overview
4. Neurologic Swallowing Disorders
5. Head and Neck Cancer
6. Functional Nonobstructive Dysphagia
7. The Physical Examination
8. The Instrumental Examination
9. Overview of Treatment Options
10. Behavioral Treatment
11. Swallowing Disorders and Ethics
Co-Director, Swallowing Research Laboratory
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Central Florida.
Groher, Michael E. Professor, Truesdail Center for Communicative Disorders, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.