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Assessing and Treating Dysphagia

A Lifespan Perspective


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781626232143
Publication Date: October 2019

The definitive educational guide on the diagnosis and management of dysphagia across the full age continuum

Dysphagia presentation and treatment differs at various stages of life. Assessing and Treating Dysphagia: A Lifespan Perspective reflects significant knowledge and pearls from esteemed adult and pediatric swallowing disorders experts. Debra Suiter and Memorie Gosa have compiled a book of unique depth and breadth with contributions from communication science experts including speech-language pathologists and physicians. The textbook provides comprehensive coverage of swallowing disorders from birth to old age, including clinical, professional, and cultural ethical considerations.

Key Highlights

  • Anatomy and physiology of swallowing, and compensatory, postural, and rehabilitation strategies
  • Adult and pediatric specific chapters on swallow screenings, clinical evaluations, and technologies such as videofluroscopic, fiberoptic endoscopic, and high-resolution manometry
  • Pediatric-specific dysphagia related to premature birth, craniofacial syndromes, congenital heart disease, and cerebral palsy
  • Adult-specific dysphagia related to neurodegenerative disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, head and neck cancer, esophageal disease, pulmonary disease, and end of life

This is the only textbook on the market featuring complete coverage of the diagnosis and management of dysphagia across the lifespan. With content following Master's-level course curriculum, this is essential reading for graduate students as well as practicing clinicians in the fields of otolaryngology and speech language pathology.

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1 Introduction
2 Anatomy of Swallowing
3 Physiology of Swallowing
4 Adult Swallow Screening and Clinical Swallow Evaluation
5 Pediatric Swallow Screening and Clinical Swallow Evaluation
6 Adult Videofluoroscopic Swallow Evaluation
7 Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Evaluation
8 Adult Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
9 Pediatric Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
10 High-Resolution Manometry in the Evaluation and Treatment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
11 Treatment: Compensatory, Postural, and Rehabilitation Strategies
12 Bolus Modifications
13 Tube Feeding
14 Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
15 Dysphagia in Craniofacial Syndromes
16 Congenital Heart Disease
17 Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Children with Cerebral Palsy
18 Behaviorally Based Feeding Problems
19 Neurodegenerative Disease
20 Dysphagia Following Stroke
21 Dysphagia in Traumatic Brain Injury
22 Head and Neck Cancer
23 Artificial Airways and Swallowing
24 Dysphagia in Esophageal Disease
25 Dysphagia in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
26 Considerations Emerging from the End of Life
27 Clinical and Professional Ethics for the Speech-Language Pathologist
28 Ethics: Cultural Considerations

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