Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders

Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders

By Michael A. Crary, PhD F-ASHA, Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Co-Director, Swallowing Research Laboratory Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Central Florida and Michael E. Groher, PhD, Professor, Truesdail Center for Communicative Disorders, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA


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