After a stroke, one of the basic needs for a patient is to be able to swallow in order to eat and then to have the motor skills to resume speaking. Daniels (speech pathology, Baylor School of Medicine) and Huckabee (communication disorders, University of Canterbury, NZ) give therapists and clinicians a thorough training manual covering assessment, examinations and treatment options. While intended for professionals, the writing is clear enough for concerned family members and friends of the patient to find it helpful.
In addition to a thorough overview of dysphagia diagnosis and management, this text focuses heavily on evaluation and management of stroke.
Author: Stephanie K. Daniels
Publisher: Plural Publishing