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Working with Dysphagia

by Lizzy Marks & Deirdre Rainbow

This timely and practical text will be of enormous comfort to all clinicians working with dysphagia and is suitable for those involved in a range of settings and a diversity of client groups including those with acquired neurological disorders and learning difficulties.

Full Description:   

The case-loads of speech & language therapists have increasingly included work with dysphagia clients. This timely and practical text will be of enormous comfort to all clinicians working with dysphagia and is suitable for those involved in a range of settings and a diversity of client groups including those with acquired neurological disorders and learning difficulties. With its perspective on everyday practice, this volume fills a gap in an area where practical and workable material is much sought after.

Special features

  • Accessible and highly practical
  • Up to date, reflects current practice in the UK
  • Includes anatomy and physiology
  • Theories of normal & impaired swallow, respiration & aspiration
  • Discusses multidisciplinary working as well as legal, health & safety and ethical issues

    Contents
    The normal swallow; Respiration & aspiration; Introduction to assessment; Subjective assessment; Objective assessment; General issues in management; Oral stage management; Pharyngeal stage management; Tracheotomies & ventilators; Nutrition & hydration; Legal & professional issues; Health & safety; Making ethical decisions; Training other professionals

    Readership
    Speech & language therapists and students of all levels

    About the authors
    Lizzy Marks is a Principal Speech & Language Therapist, Neurological Disorders at the University College London Hospital Trust, based at the Middlesex Hospital, which includes centres of excellence for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and AIDS. She lectures nationally on speech & language therapy for people with Parkinson's disease.
    Deirdre Rainbow is Principal Speech & Language Therapist, Older People and People with Neurological Disorders, St Pancras Hospital, managing in-patient rehabilitation and community services for older people and those with acquired neurological problems. She has implemented and evaluated procedures to improve the effectiveness of the service to these clients, including the use of clear written guidelines for clients and carers regarding effective communication and safe swallowing.

    illustrated wire-o-bound,264pp


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