Esophageal Swallowing Physiology and Disorders

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Esophageal Swallowing Physiology and Disorders

This program explores the clinical presentation of esophageal swallowing disorders and how they are evaluated and managed. The CD presents the anatomy and physiology of the esophageal phase deglutition in adults. Research and clinical practice in esophageal physiology and pathophysiology are reviewed with an emphasis on clinical interpretation and implications. This program demonstrates clinical instrumentation used for diagnosis and management of esophageal disorders and discusses implications in the evaluation, treatment and management of persons with esophageal dysphagia.

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe the anatomy and physiology of normal esophageal function
  • describe the causes of esophageal dysphagia
  • list the purposes of the instrumental techniques that evaluate esophageal function
  • relate oropharyngeal signs and symptoms to esophageal function and dysfunction

System Requirements:


  • Pentium II 450 MHz chip running Windows ’98, 2000, Me, XP, or Vista operating systems
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Audio Card
  • Video Card with a minimum of 8 MB VRAM (driving millions of colors at 800 x 600 resolution)


  • PowerPC G3 500 MHz chip running MacOS 10
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 12X CD-ROM (24 bit video card with a minimum resolution of 800 x 600 resolution)

Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.2 PDHs: 2.0
: 6/24/2012 to 6/4/2015
: Advanced

Product Information

Item #(s): 0112938, 0112938A
Format(s): CD, Additional Login(s)
Language: English
Author: Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD CCC-SLP, Caryn S. Easterling, PhD CCC-SLP

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