Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning: A Team Approach 5th Edition by Rebecca Leonard, ISBN-13: 978-1635504736



Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning: A Team Approach 5th Edition by Rebecca Leonard, ISBN-13: 978-1635504736

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  • Publisher: ‎ Plural Publishing Inc.; Fifth Edition (October 10, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 481 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1635504732
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1635504736

An invaluable text for dysphagia courses in speech-language pathology programs, Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning: A Team Approach, Fifth Edition integrates the fundamentals of aerodigestive tract anatomy and physiology with objective assessment techniques and multidisciplinary treatment approaches. Contributors from speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, and gastroenterology present a variety of perspectives across domains of the professionals who serve patients with swallowing disorders. The in-depth, evidence-based assessment techniques and treatment models represent the most current dysphagia research and best practices. The book’s organization reflects the progression of most graduate-level dysphagia courses, with assessment techniques presented in the first half and special populations discussed in the latter half.

The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated, with expanded references, perspectives on recently published literature reviews, and additional figures and tables. The authors have also added new pedagogical features and content revisions:

  • Treatment approaches have been updated to include new material on neuroplasticity, chin tuck against resistance (CTAR), and prophylactic strategies.
  • A new chapter on telehealth and dysphagia is available on the companion website and in the ebook version.
  • The chapter on endoscopy has been enhanced and expanded.
  • The chapters on fluoroscopy have been streamlined and condensed.
  • A new chapter focuses on the impact of dysphagia on the airway and how artificial airways may affect swallowing function.
  • The most recent nutrition guidelines have been updated, with a special focus on integration of texture modifications and dietary preferences with optimal nutrition.
  • The pediatrics chapter now provides a detailed discussion of thickeners and adequate nutrition.
  • End-of-chapter reflection questions have been updated.
  • Effective and well-documented examples of specific treatments have been included as supplementary boxes.
  • Additional videos with case studies are available on the companion website.

Table of Contents:

Cover Page
Title Page
Multimedia List
1 Anatomy and Physiology of Deglutition
2 History and Physical Examination in Dysphagia
3 Clinical Swallow Evaluation
4 Endoscopy in Assessing and Treating Dysphagia
5 Barium Radiographic Evaluation of the Pharynx and Esophagus
6 Dynamic Fluoroscopic Swallow Study: Swallow Evaluation 101 With Videofluoroscopy
7 DSS: A Systematic Approach to Analysis and Interpretation
8 Dynamic Swallow Study: Objective Measures and Normative 141 Data in Adults
9 Other Technologies in Dysphagia Assessment
10 The Treatment Plan: Behavioral Approaches
11 The Treatment Plan: Medical and Surgical Therapies
12 Airway Considerations in Dysphagia
13 Nutritional Considerations in Dysphagia
14 Pediatric Clinical Feeding Assessment
15 Esophageal Phase Dysphagia
16 Neurogenic Dysphagia
17 Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
18 Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
19 Spinal Abnormalities in Dysphagia
Bonus Online-Only Chapter. Telehealth Georgia A. Malandraki
Back Cover

Rebecca Leonard, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis, and former Clinical Director of the Voice-Speech-Swallowing Center in the ENT Clinic. Dr. Leonard continues to be actively involved in research activities associated with the center. Her research interests include normal and disordered swallowing, changes in swallowing across the life span, development of quantitative radiographic techniques to assess the upper airway and esophagus during swallowing, aversive effects on structures of the upper airway associated with environmental stimuli (ozone), and the effects of ablative procedures on voice, speech, and swallowing and the rehabilitation of these effects with prosthetic appliances and reconstructive procedures. Her MS and PhD degrees are from Purdue University, and she is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Katherine A. Kendall, MD, FACS, completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis. After residency, she joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis, where she was the medical director of the dysphagia team and the Voice, Speech and Swallowing Center and, along with co-author Dr. Rebecca Leonard, developed the Laryngology and Swallowing Assessment program. In 2004, Dr. Kendall joined the otolaryngology department at Park Nicollet Clinic in Minnesota. As director of laryngology services, Dr. Kendall was actively involved in education and training of speech pathologists in the area of voice and swallowing. Dr. Kendall joined the otolaryngology faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2007 and created a Voice Clinic at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, offering multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Kendall joined the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Utah in 2012 and continues her work on the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders.

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