SIG 13 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2012
This issue of Perspectives focuses on the abnormal swallowing physiology associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome, Huntington’s disease, Rett syndrome, and infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The authors describe treatment and management strategies, and the benefits and misconceptions regarding the clinical swallowing exam. We round out the issue with a review of the essential elements of the cranial nerve exam.
You will be able to:
- discuss the misconceptions related to the value of the clinical dysphagia assessment
- outline the pathophysiology of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and the implications to swallow function
- describe swallowing impairments associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome and discuss management strategies
- explain current research being conducted to identify unique patterns of swallowing physiology among children with Rett syndrome
- describe the scope of dysphagia symptoms and current treatments for individuals with Huntington’s disease
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