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SPE 739: Dysphagia.

3 hours, 3 credits. Review of normal and disordered swallowing function (dysphagia) in adults and children. Overview of instrumented and clinical procedures for the assessment of swallowing function. Focus on multicultural issues and attitudes toward disability, food, and feeding behaviors and their potential impact on children and adults with dysphagia; therapeutic techniques to improve swallowing function in children and adults; multidisciplinary approaches to the management of swallowing disorders in various clinical settings. PREREQ: SPE 717 (Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurology of Speech) or permission of the Program Director.

Last modified: 8/4/2015