Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism explores the science behind the swallow mechanism and considers factors not typically covered in traditional communication sciences and disorders anatomy and physiology books, but that are crucial to understanding normal and abnormal swallow performance. This book examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the adult swallow mechanism and identifies normal structure and morphology as well as structural and physiological abnormalities. It is organized to lead the reader through anatomical and physiological structures and functions as they would be encountered in a diagnostic evaluation of the swallow mechanism. A clinical framework is provided to aid in the accurate, effective, and efficient diagnosis and management of individuals with swallowing disorders.
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.