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Swallowing Disorders Treatment Complete Kit - Second Edition

[DY 0865]


"Highly recommended as an excellent resource for assessing and treating swallowing disorders." ASHA

All the new information you asked for is included in the second edition of this best-selling "hands on" manual. You'll find new material on esophageal disorders, age-related differences in normal older adults, latex allergies, cervical auscultation, how to perform a F.E.E.S. exam, as well as a new MBS form, nonoral feeding methods and much more.

Also, additional rehabilitation techniques include the super supraglottic technique, effortful swallow, and sour lemon bolus procedure. The list of dysphagia products in the appendix has been totally updated, and a comprehensive index has been added to the book for your ease of reference.

Covering assessment and treatment, this manual tells you how to do a patient/caregiver interview, bedside evaluation and videofluoroscopy study. Intervention includes thermal-tactile stimulation, the Mendelsohn maneuver, supraglottic swallow, posture changes in feeding position, diet consistency, oral-motor exercises, compensatory strategies and reproducible swallowing guideline for posting mentioned in the paragraph above, and much more.

A chapter on case studies will guide you in making wise treatment decisions. Includes stages of the abnormal swallow, how to work with the team, and safety factors. Supervision issues regarding assistants, unlicensed personnel, and dysphagia competencies are also outlined. The appendix includes samples of interview and assessment forms, an illustrated patient guide to oral-motor exercises, the ASHA position statement, swallowing precautions, and more.

The high-quality video features two sections of detailed dysphagia treatment techniques. The first focuses on compensatory strategies, including posture changes, diet consistency, and changing the size of the bolus. The second part features rehabilitation techniques and maneuvers. These include thermal-tactile stimulation, sour lemon bolus, extensive oral-motor exercises, the Mendelsohn Maneuver, and the supraglottic swallow technique.

Animated graphic sequences show the four stages of the normal swallow and some common difficulties such as reduced tongue-base retraction and difficulty with manipulation of pills.

The manual contains the video script for easy reference. The video is a great companion to the Swallowing Disorders Treatment Manual. 40 minutes (can be presented in two sections), closed captioned, PAL version available on request.


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