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About the Book

Authored by Marta Kazandjian M.A. CCC SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA and Karen Dikeman M.A. CCC SLP, the fully-revised third edition also includes a chapter by pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Brooks M. Ed. CCC SLP, BCS-S.

This text is an essential tool both for experienced clinicians and those working to enhance their problem-solving skills with tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent individuals. It is also an invaluable resource for clinicians and graduate-level medical speech pathology programs.

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  • Over 700 cited references.

  • A review of normal and disordered anatomy and physiology for pulmonary and deglutitive systems.

  • An up-to-date review of clinical tools and information for comprehensive management of tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent individuals.

  • A framework for the management of patients with underlying pulmonary diagnoses and post-extubation issues, as well as those receiving non-invasive ventilation.

  • Updated protocols and procedures to assist speech-language pathologists in building their own programs, and defining their role as part of an interdisciplinary medical team.

  • An overview of current methods for effective oral and non-oral communication.

  • A comprehensive review of pediatric communication, as well as pediatric and swallowing management protocols.

  • A discussion of new research on the relationship between respiration and swallowing.

  • New chapters addressing COVID-19 and palliative care and the role of the speech-language pathologist on the palliative care team.

  • Case studies illustrating communication and swallowing management and providing specific evaluation and treatment guidelines.

  • Sample protocols and practical tools for clinicians.

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