This course provides a thorough understanding of normal swallow physiology and its related disorders across the lifespan. Etiological factors are reviewed. Instrumental diagnostic techniques are introduced, with strong emphasis on videfluoroscopy and nasoendoscopy. Further emphasis is given to multiple management issues in general, as well as by varied cultural groups. Evidence-based practice issues are incorporated into all aspects of the course. Interdisciplinary approaches to the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders are discussed. Course includes several practical assignments and clinical observations.
Prerequisites: Advanced Anatomy of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms; Diagnostic Methods and Clinical Processes; Neuroscience