SIG 13 Perspectives Vol. 23, No. 1, February 2014
This issue of Perspectives has a theme of new developments in swallowing rehabilitation. Gary McCullough reviews the use of the Mendelsohn maneuver for improving upper esophageal function. John Rosenbek describes the conceptualization of tactile-thermal stimulation and its evolution in clinical practice. Sebastian Doeltgen explores the topic of noninvasive brain stimulation in swallowing rehabilitation. Chantal Lau presents modalities to facilitate oral feeding in healthy preterm infants. And Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Phoebe Macrae encourage clinicians to consider the rehabilitation of neurogenic dysphagia from differing treatment viewpoints.
You will be able to:
- list a variety of questions to be answered before a treatment modality can be confidently introduced into the clinic
- identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Mendelsohn maneuver given current research findings
- describe evidence-based approaches to transition preterm infants from tube to oral feeding
- identify and implement alternative approaches to dysphagia rehabilitation that incorporate models of skill training rather than isolated strength training when appropriate for patient care
- discuss the current research available pertaining to the use of noninvasive brain stimulation in swallowing rehabilitation
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