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Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism 2nd Edition

Kim Corbin-Lewis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Julie M. Liss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2005
  • 336 Pages


This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of normal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both normal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abnormalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as the analytical process needed to effectively evaluate current and future research results. The text also features new material on neurological control, motor control, and learning, in addition to information on new technology and treatment techniques, such as electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet. New and revised images clearly and consistently illustrate critical concepts of anatomy and physiology., The authors' conversational writing style makes even complex material more engaging and easier to master and apply. This comprehensive, yet highly approachable text equips students to apply a systematic line of inquiry and evidence-based practice to diagnose and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently.

Kim Corbin-Lewis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Utah State University, Logan, UT

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, Arizona State University

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.
  • Compelling, clarifying visuals compliment chapter material throughout; examples include expanded dissection photos, line drawings with consistent stylization, and enhanced representation of structures and their interrelationships in the head, neck, and thoracic cavity.
  • New information on current technology (such as multiple channel Ph-probes) and treatment techniques, including electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet.
  • Expanded chapter on the neurological control of the swallow features up-to-date references and new information on neural regulation of swallow, cough, and other physiological events controlled at the brainstem and influenced by cortical control.
  • New chapter on motor learning theory provides a detailed introduction to the theory and explores the early evidence-base on motor learning in rehabilitation of semi-automatic events, such as swallow.
  • New chapter on approaches for evaluating the evidence-base of diagnostic and treatment methods, describing the analytical process students can apply to effectively assess current and future primary research results and to identify the underlying physiological basis.
  • Chapters have been reorganized grouping treatment methods and underlying physiological mechanisms into compensatory and rehabilitative approaches with current evidence-base, creating a more reader-friendly organization that better reflects the state of the profession today.
  • The authors employ an engaging, conversational writing style that helps students approach and understand even complex chapter material, especially in conjunction with the extensive photographs, diagrams, and illustrations included in the text.
  • A glossary of essential medical terminology is included to help students build the core vocabulary they will need for professional success in a healthcare setting.
  • A concise summary concludes the book, providing a useful review of key topics to help students fully understand and internalize the extensive information presented within the text.
  • The text opens with several chapters that present information on anatomic structures as students would encounter them in a diagnostic evaluation—beginning with the oral cavity, proceeding to the pharynx, and concluding with the esophagus.
1. Examination of the Oral Swallow Component.
2. Examination of the Pharyngeal Swallow Component.
3. Examination of the Esophageal Swallow Component.
4. Neural Control Mechanisms of the Normal Swallow.
5. Direct and Indirect Oropharyngeal and Esophageal Imaging.
6. Physiological Bases of Neurogenic Dysphagia.
7. Physiological Bases of Structural Dysphagia.
8. Physiologic Bases of Compensatory Treatment Strategies.
9. Physiologic Bases of Rehabilitative Treatment Strategies.
10. Future Direction.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305332075
  • ISBN-13: 9781305332072
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781285198293
The Instructor Companion Website to Accompany Anatomy & Physiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing, Fifth Edition, contains a variety of tools to help instructors successfully prepare lectures and teach within this subject area. This comprehensive package provides something for all instructors, from those teaching anatomy and physiology for the first time to seasoned instructors who want something new. The following components in the website are free to adopters of the text: A downloadable and customizable Instructor’s Manual containing a syllabus with materials and suggested activities for the lecture; and lab guides to facilitate learning outside of the classroom. A Computerized Test Bank with approximately 1,000 questions and answers, for use in instructor-created quizzes and tests.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305268135
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want. Start right away! Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero works on any operating system or browser. No special installs or downloads needed. Create tests from school, home, the coffee shop – anywhere with Internet access. What will you find? Simplicity at every step. A desktop-inspired interface features drop-down menus and familiar, intuitive tools that take you through content creation and management with ease. Full-featured test generator. Create ideal assessments with your choice of 15 question types (including true/false, multiple choice, opinion scale/likert, and essay). Multi-language support, an equation editor and unlimited metadata help ensure your tests are complete and compliant. Cross-compatible capability. Import and export content into other systems.

Anatesse Software Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285198323
Fully revised ANATESSE software is now platform neutral and internet-based, providing on-the-go learning, with new labs, simulations, and updates to content. Anatesse now offers gradebook functionality with reporting for student scores and time spent on task. Experience the classic systems three dimensionally with animations that explore the important processes of hearing, phonation, respiration, swallowing, and more.


Anatesse Software Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285198323
Anatesse software is available to purchasers of the text and can be accessed through the Premium Website at Anatesse software is your true partner in learning. These labs give you the opportunity to examine structures and functions of the speech mechanism in the more flexible environment of your personal computer. The ANATESSE software is keyed to the text, reinforcing identification of the structures presented during lecture, but more importantly illustrating the function of those structures. An icon in the margin of the text indicates that you’ll find a related lesson on ANATESSE, where you can examine speech physiology through the interactive manipulation of the structures under study, and learn the relationship of the body parts and how they function together.The ANATESSE software labs are self-paced, with frequent quizzes to help you examine the effectiveness of your study habits. If you spend two or three half-hour sessions per week with the ANATESSE software, you will get the greatest benefit from your classes and readings. The software will also prove a great refresher in preparing for quizzes and examinations.