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. 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.
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.
A4 (297 x 210mm), 264pp Wire-o-bound: ISBN 978-0-86388-249-4 ORDER CODE D11-002-3843 GBP39.99 Introduction; The normal swallow; Respiration and aspiration; Subjective assessment; Objective assessment; 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.