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Clinical Cases in Dysphagia
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Clinical Cases in Dysphagia

Publisher: Routledge

Editors: Margaret Walshe, PhD; Maggie-Lee Huckabee, PhD

ISBN: 9781138087613

Copyright: 2019

Paperback (8.5” x 5.4” x 0.4”), bound

148 pages; illustrated with 16 figures; 14 tables



Written by a team of 18 international experts in speech pathology, Clinical Cases in Dysphagia, offers clinicians of all disciplines valuable insights to better understand the varied presentation and management of dysphagia across a range of different conditions.  Each chapter provides clinical case examples ‘from the trenches’ so the reader may extend their knowledge and clinical problem solving skills and apply these insights in their own practice.


The examples selected are broadly applicable to cases that present in the US and Canada and include traumatic brain injury, head and neck cancer and a chapter detailing a case of pediatric dysphagia. Chapter content is organized to first provide an overview of the management of dysphagia specific to particular conditions, then introduce the presenting concerns of the case example, review the clinical focus and assessment, provide a diagnostic focus and assessment, a therapeutic focus and assessment, the anticipated patient progress, how progress is monitored and the patient outcomes. An educational discussion of each case and references are also provided.


Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S, FASHA, Research Director, of the Thyroid Head & Neck Research Center (New York, NY) and a speech pathologist providing clinical care to treated head and neck cancer patients writes: “Clinical Cases in Dysphagia is an excellent compilation of complex and challenging cases requiring clinical problem solving. Margaret Walshe and Maggie-Lee Huckabee are well-respected and seasoned clinicians, researchers, and educators who have pulled together an impressive group of contributors. This book is a must-read for clinicians.”


Why ASPEN’s Publication Review Committee recommends this book:

This well-priced book will appeal to physicians, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists who care for patients with dysphagia in a variety of settings. The book emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary care, broadens our appreciation for the role of the speech pathologist, and reflects everyday clinical practice in how dysphagia may progress and resolve. The interesting case examples and supplemental videos and other materials are of value in planning educational and training sessions for medical interns, dietetic internships and for education of professionals providing care to this challenging population.

Helpful features include a glossary of common abbreviations and a page index of key terms. The book is intended to broaden the clinician's understanding of terminology and testing related to dysphagia; it does not detail nutrition goals and feeding other than to mention general milestones in cases. Rather, this resource provides expert perspective to help you better understand how various presentations of dysphagia can impact oral feeding, nutrition support and planning for changes in nutrition care as the dysphagia worsens or resolves.


Table of Contents

1.            Case Reports in Dysphagia: An Introduction (Margaret Walshe, Maggie-Lee Huckabee)

2.            Instrumental Assessment and Skill-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation Following Stroke (Lucy Greig, Kristin Gozdzikowska and Maggie-Lee Huckabee)

3.            Chronic Dysphagia Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Julie Regan)

4.            Management of a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Focus on Patient Autonomy and Quality of Life (Paige Nalipinski, Stacey Sullivan)

5.            Dysphagia in Parkinson’s Disease (Emilia Michou, Vicky Nanousi)

6.            Dysphagia Associated with Head and Neck Cancer (Grainne Brady, Justin Roe)

7.            Dysphagia in an Individual with Alzheimer’s Disease (Margaret Walshe, Éadaoin Flynn, Marion Dolan)

8.            Dysphagia Associated with Respiratory Disease (Ulrike Frank, Katrin Frank)

9.            Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Dysphagia (Paige Thomas, Sasha Adams, Maggie-Lee Huckabee)

10.          Beyond Case Reports: Putting the Single Subject Design to Work (Joseph Murra)


Online Resources

Every print copy purchase includes access to additional online resources to support the case-based approach, including:

  • Videos demonstrating muscle training, videofluoroscopic swallowing studies, and training videos of pursed lips breathing and techniques for bronchial secretion management
  • Supplementary tables for reference underscore educational points, such as pre-treatment and post-treatment measurements with cut-off scores; findings on formal assessment by phase of deglutition; changes in SwalQOL ratings; and planning tips for patient discharge


About the Editors

Margaret Walshe, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor in Speech and Language Pathology and Head of Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College Dublin (IRL). She has more than 30 years' clinical experience in swallowing disorders and supervises postgraduate research projects. She is a Vice-President of the European Society for Swallowing Disorders and a contributor to Cochrane Reviews on dysphagia. Her research interests are acquired neurological dysphagia, use of the Dysarthria Impact Profile, and science and evidence-based practice.


Maggie-Lee Huckabee, PhD has 15 years of clinical experience in dysphagia and is professor of communication disorders at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ) and Director of the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research at St Georges Medical Centre (Christchurch, NZ). Her research interests focus on the complexities of behaviorally driven neural adaptation and biomechanical change leading to swallowing recovery.