Rehabilitation of swallowing disorders

Maggie-Lee Huckabee, Sebastian Doeltgen

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The clinical management of swallowing disorders has evolved over the last four decades to include ongoing development of compensatory and rehabilitative interventions designed to increase swallowing efficiency and safety. Initially, the clinical approach to managing swallowing disorders was largely characterized by strategies to compensate for impaired peripheral motor function. Many of these techniques remain a valuable asset in the clinical armamentarium for the short-term management of disordered swallowing. Since then, multidisciplinary clinicians and researchers have developed ever-increasing sophistication and specificity in the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia. As diagnostic specificity is increasing, we are no longer applying traditional treatment approaches to patients in a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 3: Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery
EditorsJohn C Watkinson, Raymond W Clarke
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351398978
ISBN (Print)9781138094642
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2018


  • Swallowing disorders
  • swallowing rehabilitation
  • oral motor exercises


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