Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism / Edition 1

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A Volume in the Dysphagia Series. This complete and concise guide allows graduate students in speech-language pathology programs to use their grounding in anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production and apply and extent that knowledge base to the study of anatomy and physiology of normal deglutition and dysphagia. From the viewpoint of the swallow therapist rather than the speech pathologist, this text examines the oral, pharyngeal and ensophageal components of the swallow mechanism. It identifies the normal structure and morphology and the structural and physiologic abnormalities. The text also incorporates clinically relevant primary research as it relates to normal and abnormal physiology. This provides a clinical framework for students in which to identify the necessary clinical questions to be answered for each individual patient and for accurate, effective and efficient diagnosis and management of dysphagia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565939677
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/16/2004
  • Series: Dysphagia Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Corbin-Lewis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at Utah State University, where she serves as head of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. She earned her Ph.D. communicative disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she completed a minor in anatomy. Dr. Corbin-Lewis teaches in the areas of dysphagia, motor speech disorders, voice, speech science, and anatomy and physiology, and she has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 28 years.

Julie M. Liss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor at Arizona State University in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Liss teaches in the areas of dysphagia, motor speech disorders, neuroscience, and anatomy and physiology.

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Table of Contents

Examination of the Oral Component of the Swallow Mechanism. Examination of the Pharyngeal Component of the Swallow Mechanism. Examination of the Esophageal Component of the Swallow Mechanism. Control of Normal Swallow. Structural and Physiologic Abnormalities in Oral Phase. Structural and Physiologic Abnormalities in Pharyngeal Phase. Structural and Physiologic Abnormalities in Esophageal Phase. Summary.

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