Adult Education | SPEECH & LANGUAGE


Fourth Edition
Nancy B. Swigert
  • Pages 256
  • Format 8.5” x 11”
  • Copyright 2019
  • Product Code 31747 ( MR #068014 )

Price $63.00

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This best-selling book is a practical resource that gives you an evidence-based working knowledge of the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia plus tools to organize your dysphagia services. The Source Dysphagia‚ Fourth Edition is filled with need-to-know information and patient/staff education materials that busy clinicians can use every day!
The chapters in the book cover:
  • Preparing for a Patient Assessment
  • Screenings and Bedside or Clinical Evaluations
  • Instrumental Assessment of Swallowing
  • Dysphagia Treatment: Theoretical Basis, Planning, and Implementing
  • Documentation of Dysphagia Treatment
  • Special Considerations in Critical Care
  • Ethics and Decision Making in Dysphagia Management: Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Reimbursement: Coding and Documenting Dysphagia Services
  • Practicing From an Evidence Base
The fourth edition provides current information about evaluation and treatment, with particular attention to updating evidence for treatment techniques. Most chapters contain significant revisions, such as the following:
  • Additional information about what to know before you evaluate a patient, including information on oral hygiene, staging of disease, and standardized questionnaires
  • Validated screening tools and screening different populations
  • Streamlined clinical swallow evaluation toll in two formats, each including cranial nerve assessment
  • Helpful chart for interpreting findings, not only on VSS, but a new chart for FEES
  • Information on the ICF and importance of keeping a focus on function in treatment planning
  • Helpful chart on matching treatment techniques to the impaired physiology
  • Revised long-term and short-term goals and treatment objectives based on current evidence
  • Background information on principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning
  • New handouts on the SLP’s role in palliative care and end-of-life decision making and the ethical challenges encountered with the end of life
  • Information about the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)
  • Updated reference list and a reference list organized by treatment technique
The book comes with online access to additional printable pages of therapy materials in PDF format, including case examples, patient/family education materials, evaluation and referral forms, efficacy references, and sample letters to physicians.