This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their kwledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of rmal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both rmal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abrmalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagstic 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 techlogy 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 diagse and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently.
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 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.