Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders

Sixth Edition

Thomas Murry, Karen Chan, Erin H. Walsh

Details: 350 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-756-0

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Release Date: 12/16/2024

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With additional full-color images, videos, and case studies, Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders, Sixth Edition is an essential graduate-level textbook for speech-language pathology programs that examines the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders across the lifespan. The text emphasizes team management, evidence-based practice, swallowing safety, nutrition, behavioral treatments, and management by speech-language pathologists after surgical options. Chapters cover the essential topics and emphasize the significance of proper assessments and treatments to improve a patient’s dysphagia and quality of life. The new edition addresses the importance of early intervention and role of speech-language pathologists in managing swallowing disorders. The text has been revised to include involvement in research, teaching, and clinical practice related to swallowing disorders from infancy to aging. 

New to the Sixth Edition

  • New co-author, Erin H. Walsh, MS, CCC-SLP, presents a fresh perspective on infant feeding and swallowing.
  • Patient vignettes in each chapter highlight the personal impact of health conditions.
  • Additional tables have been added to coincide with anatomical images.
  • Discussion of evidence-based methods in the use of electrical stimulation and cortical neuromodulating treatment.
  • Emphasis on new evidence demonstrating the importance of early intervention and aggressive treatment of dysphagia in infants and aging patients.
  • Outcome data highlighting the importance of proactive measures in managing aspiration risks.
  • Updated list of diseases with their associated swallowing problems accompanied with video examples.
  • Enhanced glossary with new terms and expanded explanations as they relate to swallowing and other diseases.

Key Features

  • Full-color layout and illustrations 
  • Case studies, clinical tips, clinician’s roles, areas of emphasis, and key learning points appear throughout the chapters
  • Videos with examples of normal swallowing and patients with swallowing disorders
  • Discussion questions and answers for each chapter
  • Bolded and boxed key terms throughout with an end-of-book glossary
  • Multiple appendices feature helpful tests and tools for clinicians

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

For instructors: PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank, and Animations 
For students: Videos, eFlashcards, and Appendices

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Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders Workbook, Sixth Edition
The companion study workbook contains true/false, matching, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions, along with study topics related to each chapter of the textbook.


Thomas Murry

Thomas Murry, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor and Co-Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Loma Linda Health University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Murry received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2010, the highest honor of the association, and also received a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. Dr. Murry is recognized throughout the world for his clinical, education, and research contributions to voice and swallowing disorders. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals. He has presented over 600 lectures at national meetings and in meetings in more than 35 countries. He has championed the need for combined management of voice and swallowing disorders among otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other medical professions.

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Karen Chan

Karen Chan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Swallowing Research Laboratory at The University of Hong Kong. She received her speech-language pathology training and PhD from The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan is an experienced clinician and researcher in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders. Her early research focuses on perceptual voice evaluation and voice training for professional voice users. Her current research interests are in assessment and treatment for motor speech disorders and swallowing problems in elderly, poststroke individuals, and head and neck cancer survivors.

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Erin H. Walsh

Erin Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, BCS-S is a senior clinician at the University of California San Diego Health's Center for Voice and Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology. She has expertise managing a wide array of complex pediatric and adult dysphagia. Her dual certification as a lactation consultant offers a nuanced perspective for neonatal feeding care. Walsh's research focuses on objective quantification of infant suckling patterns to improve precision of breastfeeding interventions. She collaborates with engineers to develop machine learning patterns that detect anomalies inhibiting successful latching. Her work in dysphonia is uniquely suited for professional performers as she has a background in singing. Walsh additionally collaborates with gastroenterology motility colleagues spearheading novel cognitive-affective interventions for laryngopharyngeal symptoms with and without pathologic reflux.


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Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders.

Fifth Edition

Thomas Murry, Ricardo L. Carrau, Karen Chan

Details: 350 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-228-2

© 2022 | Available

Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning: A Team Approach

Fifth Edition

Rebecca Leonard, Katherine Kendall

Details: 481 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-473-6

© 2025 | Available

Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning Workbook: A Team Approach

Fifth Edition

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, Rebecca Leonard

Details: 275 pages, B&W, Spiral, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-496-5

© 2025 | Available

Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders Workbook

Sixth Edition

Thomas Murry, Karen Chan, Erin H. Walsh

Details: 160 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-757-7

© 2026 | Coming Soon

Release Date: 12/21/2024