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 | 582 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 36mm | 839.16g
  • Whurr Publishers Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1861565054
  • 9781861565051
  • 143,539

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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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Table of contents

Part I: Foundations of Swallowing.
1. Applied anatomy and physiology of the normal swallow (Jonathan Cichero).
2. Swallowing from infancy to old age. (Julie Cichero).
3. Variations of the normal swallow (Julie Cichero and Peter Halley).
4. Respiration and swallowing (Julie Cichero).
5. Medical management of patients at risk of aspiration (Rod Brockett).
6. Saliva management (Hilary Johnson and Amanda Scott).
Part II: Assessment of Swallowing Disorders.
7. Clinical assessment, cervical auscultation and pulse oximetry (Julie Cichero).
8. Imaging assessments (Julie Cichero and Susan Langmore).
Part III: Aetiologies and Treatment of Adults with Swallowing Disorders.
9. Conditions commonly associated with dysphagia (Julie Cichero).
10. Developmental disability and swallowing disorders in adults (Justine Sheppard).
11. Improving swallowing function: compensation (Julie Cichero).
12. Swallowing rehabilitation (Julie Cichero).
Part IV: Aetiologies and Treatment of Children with Swallowing Disorders.
13. Clinical signs, aetiologies and characteristics of paediatric dysphagia (Angela Morgan and Sheena Reilly).
14. Assessment techniques for babies, infants and children (Nathalie Rommel).
15. Management of paediatric feeding problems (Sarah Starr).
Part V: Measuring Outcomes of Swallowing Disorders.
16. Oropharyngeal dysphagia outcome measurements (John Rosenbek and Neila Donovan).
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About Julie Cichero

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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