Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780750699952

Key Features

  • Provides essential coverage of the range of swallowing disorders, the clinical and laboratory examination, and treatment strategies.
  • Includes expert clinical tips from the authors who are nationally recognized as leaders in the field.
  • Offers a hands-on, treatment-oriented approach to the diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders.
  • Pedagogical features include Take Home Notes, Case Studies, Chapter Terms, and Chapter Review Questions.
  • Chapters are easily treated as separate lecture topics, making this text ideal for classroom use.
  • One-of-a-kind, entry-level text provides balanced coverage of the full spectrum of knowledge needed to prepare one entering the field of dysphagia management.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Problem
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


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About the authors

Michael Crary

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Co-Director, Swallowing Research Laboratory Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Central Florida

Michael Groher

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Truesdail Center for Communicative Disorders, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA