Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders

Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders

By 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; and Michael E. Groher, PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, College of Health Professions, University of Florida Health Science Center, Florida Dysphagia Institute, Gainesville, FL


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