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Pediatric Dysphagia Resource Guide, 1st Edition

  • Kelly D. Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Northern Illinois University
  • ISBN-10: 0769300634  |  ISBN-13: 9780769300634
  • 231 Pages
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.25



A Volume In The Singular Resource Guide Series. Pediatric Dysphagia Resource Guide presents up-to-date and pertinent information on pediatric dysphagia, condensed into an easily accessible guide that every speech-language pathologist working with children with swallowing disorders must have. It covers information regarding normal aspects of neurodevelopment, oral-motor feeding skills, and anatomy/physiology of swallowing. Additionally, this book orients clinicians to all aspects of working in the NICU/PICU environment including how to monitor the equipment, effects of medications on feeding and swallowing, and etiologies of swallowing disorders. Case studies, charts, graphs, indexes, and reproducible forms are especially helpful for the new speech-language pathology graduate.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights the relevant, essential facts about pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders for immediate access and application
  • Easy-to-use forms, guidelines for feeders, and questionnaires can be reproduced and used easily during the work day
  • Core knowledge sections review fundamentals of normal development complemented by the assessment and treatment sections containing clinical protocols, guidelines, and strategies

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: CORE KNOWLEDGE. Setting the State, Neonatology, Normal Developmental System Changes, Gastrointestinal Tract: What Does the Feeding Specialist Need To Know?, The Role of Respiration in Swallowing, Physiology of the Suck-Swallow-Breathe Sequence, Brain Stem and Cortical Control of Deglutition, Developmental Feeding Skills, Alternate Methods of Nutritional Intake, Overview of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. SECTION 2: MEDICAL DISORDERS AND OTHER ETIOLOGIES OF PEDIATRIC DYSPHAGIA. Gastrointestinal / Gastroesophageal Tract Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Central Nervous System Damage, Peripheral Nervous System Damage, Cardiac Defects, Extracorporeal Membraneous Oxygenation, Prematurity, Structural Abnormalities. SECTION 3: PROCEDURES. General Diagnostic Procedures, Clinical Feeding Evaluation of Infants and Older Children, Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study. SECTION 4: THERAPY FOR FEEDING AND SWALLOWING PROBLEMS. Treatment Strategies. SECTION 5: CASE STUDIES. Gastroesophageal Reflux, Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Prematurity, Cardiac Defects, Nonorganic Failure To Thrive, Multiple Disorders. APPENDIX A: Anatomical Structures of Infant Feeding/Swallowing. APPENDIX B: Developmental Cognitive-Social-Communicative-Sensory Milestones.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kelly D. Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assocate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois where she teaches graduate level courses in Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Baylor University and her doctoral degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois. She completed post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago where she was involved in pediatric and adult dysphagia research and therapy. She is currently the director of the Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia Clinic at Northern Illinois University.