This practical text is indispensable to all clinicians working with dysphagia and is suitable for those involved in a range of settings and with a diversity of client groups. With its perspective on everyday working practice, 'Working with Dysphagia' fills a gap in an area where practical and workable material is much sought after.
The normal swallow
Respiration and aspiration
General issues in management
Tracheostomies and ventilators
Nutrition and hydration
Legal and professional issues
Health and safety
Making ethical decisions
Training other professionals
Appendices bring together examples of client advice sheets, programmes and details of available resources, including internet sites.
This book is a useful resource for all therapists, ranging from students to specialist, as the practical assessment approach and comprehensive management strategies are supported throughout with references of recent relevant research.
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"It is not an easy task to produce a textbook that is useful to students, specialist SLTs and other professionals; 'Working with Dysphagia' succeeds admirably." Susan Clark, RCSLT adviser on Dyspagia, RCSLT Bulletin "It is a very practical book ... presents information in a clear and practice-oriented manner." Iain Bowie, Lecturer, British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 'This is a useful resource and reference book...It is clearly laid out, written in straightforward language, easy to use, and has many useful diagrams, Generally, a good addition to the "Working with" series.' - Julia Loughran, SLT, Bath & North Somerset PCT, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice
LIZZY MARKS 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 also lectures nationally on dysphagia and speech and language therapy for people with Parkinsons disease. DEIDRE RAINBOW 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 lectures nationally on dysphagia and has a particular interest in chronic swallowing difficulties and psychosocial issues resulting from long-term dysphagia.