Summary: This new edition provides the clinician with specific procedures for bedside and radiographic assessment of oro-pharyngeal swallow, as well as treatment for swallowing disorders. Treatment techniques are described for application and evaluation in the radiographic study, and sample protocols are provided for patients with particular swallowing disorders.
Techniques for measuring the patient's oropharyngeal swallowing function and the effects of treatment s ...show moretrategies are described. Sample reports are included, illustrating assessments of inpatients and outpatients, and more than 75 illustrations provide the clinician with visual references for normal swallow and various swallowing disorders. Application and modification of the radiographic study to special populations including children and individuals who are developmentally delayed, head injured, and spinal cord injured are described. ...show less