Develop the understanding and clinical reasoning skills you’ll need to confidently manage dysphagia in professional practice! This logically organized, evidence-based resource reflects the latest advancements in dysphagia in an approachable, student-friendly manner to help you master the clinical evaluation and diagnostic decision-making processes. Realistic case scenarios, detailed review questions, and up-to-date coverage of current testing procedures and issues in pediatric development prepare you for the conditions you’ll face in the clinical setting and provide an unparalleled foundation for professional success.
- Comprehensive coverage addresses the full spectrum of dysphagia to strengthen your clinical evaluation and diagnostic decision-making skills.
- Logical, user-friendly organization incorporates chapter outlines, learning objectives, case histories, and chapter summaries to reinforce understanding and create a more efficient learning experience.
- Clinically relevant case examples and critical thinking questions throughout the text help you prepare for the clinical setting and strengthen your decision-making skills.
- Companion Evolve Resources website clarifies key diagnostic procedures with detailed video clips.
Part 1: Foundations
1. Nature of the Problem
2. Normal Swallowing in Adults
3. Normal Swallowing and Development in the Term and Preterm Infant
Part 2: Causes and Characteristics of Dysphagia
4. Disorders in Infants and Children
5. Adult Neurologic Disorders
6. Head and Neck Cancer
7. Esophageal Disorders
8. Respiratory and Iatrogenic Disorders
Part 3: Evaluation of Swallowing
9. The Clinical Evaluation of Adults
10. The Instrumental Evaluation
11. Special Considerations in Evaluating Infants and Children
Part 4: Approaches to Treatment
12. Planning Treatment
13. Treatment for Infants and Children
14. Treatment for Adults
15. Ethical Considerations
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Professor, Truesdail Center for Communicative Disorders, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Co-Director, Swallowing Research Laboratory Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Central Florida