Working with Swallowing Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach
- List Price: $52.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Psychological Corporation
- Publish date: 07/01/1998
Dysphagia crosses the boundaries among many health-care disciplines, which is why the multidisciplinary approach is such a powerful tool in treating swallowing disorders. But smoothly functioning teams don't just happen; building bridges between disciplines requires education and a team-wide understanding of the perspectives and concerns of every member of the team.
Working with Swallowing Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach helps you begin building those bridges. The book includes reproducible sheets for calculating caloric needs and intake, keeping progress notes, administering medicine, and other aspects of patient management.
The authors -- Jill C.Thresher, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Ellis A. Kehoe, M.Ed., OTR/L -- have extensive experience in managing dysphagia within the multidisciplinary model. Now they share the information you need to begin building your own team. Working with Swallowing Disorders will help build better communication within the team. The result is more powerful and consistent interventions and a better life for your clients with dysphagia.