Dysphagia, Clinical Management in Adults and Children


Clinical Management in Adults and Children

By Michael E. Groher, PhD, Professor, Truesdail Center for Communicative Disorders, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA and Michael A. Crary, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Communicative Disorders, College of Health Professions, University of Florida Health Science Center, Florida Dysphagia Institute, Gainesville, FL

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