Dysphagia : Foundation, Theory and Practice

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This book offers a concise, readable explanation of the theory of dysphagia and bridges that with material on clinical application. Covering both adult and paediatric swallowing assessment, treatment and management, the book will provide clinicians with common clinical presentations of dysphagia and a framework for a problem based learning approach.

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 36mm | 839.16g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Whurr Publishers Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1861565054
  • 9781861565051
  • 63,132

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Julie A. Y . Cichero, Private Speech Pathology Consultant, Brisbane, Australia. Bruce E. Murdoch, Professor and Head of Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Queensland, Australia.

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"Dysphagia: Foundation, Theory and Practice" provides the latest coverage of the core areas of dysphagia, including respiration, saliva management, normal variations of the normal swallow and a medical perspective on managing both children and adults with dysphagia. Written by acknowledged researchers and clinicians, it provides readers with full details of available assessment and treatment techniques including tracheostomy, FEES, cervical auscultation and pulse oximetry. This book will: Show how theory can be realistically integrated into clinical practice. Give the benefits of outcome measurement in dysphagia. Highlight the importance of measurement of thickened fluids. Include a dedicated chapter on 'developmental disability and swallowing disorders in adults' - this is a first. Cover assessment, treatment and management of both paediatric and adult populations in depth. "Dysphagia: Foundation, Theory and Practice" will be of great benefit to speech pathologists, whose role in dysphagia is widely recognised and respected and other health professionals who have a role in managing individuals with swallowing disorders. It is an excellent reference book and lifetime purchase with relevance to both the student and the professional.

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