Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2029 
    
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CMDS 563G - Swallowing Disorders


Diagnosis and clinical management of dysphagia in adults and children. Normal and disordered swallowing are studied in regards to diagnosis and treatment including diet modification, strategies, and other treatment modalities. Introduction to the tracheotomized client and related dysphagia as well as the evaluation, use and placement of the Passy-Muir Speaking Valve. The management of tongue thrust during the oral phase of the swallow is discussed. The student participates in class labs to research the normal swallow and complete a clinical swallow evaluation. The student also observes a Modified Barium Swallow Evaluation at NRMC. A multidisciplinary team approach related to diets, in-service programs and counseling of patients and families is project-based.

Prerequisites:  CMDS 669G - Neurogenic Motor Speech Disorders  and admission to the communication disorders graduate program.
Credit(s): 3



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