Dysphagia in Movement Disorders

Harrison Jones, John C. Rosenbek

Details: 275 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-228-7

© 2009 | Available


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A thoroughly practical and easy-to-use handbook for clinicians who evaluate and treat dysphagia in patients with movement disorders. The authors cover the depth and breadth of the state of the art and science of dysphagia management in these populations, examining conditions including Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, dystonia, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders. Other critical components of the book include sections on normal swallowing, an overview of procedures to evaluate swallowing, medical and surgical management approaches to movement disorders, and special nutritional considerations.


"The authors intend this book for clinical practitioners working with swallowing disorders. However, with the general overview of swallowing assessment and treatment in the first half of the book, it easily could be adapted for use in a graduate course. The authors have extensive experience as clinical researchers in this area. 

The first part of the book is an overview of swallowing evaluations and treatments, setting the groundwork for the rest of the book. The second part discusses specific movement disorders and syndromes, using a consistent format that provides information on signs and symptoms, quality of life issues, health consequences, and evaluation and treatment approaches. The authors frequently refer back to earlier chapters, providing continuity throughout. The appendixes provide clinical measurement tools for clinicians.

No other books are dedicated solely to dysphagia in movement disorders."

Kerry Lenius, PhD, CCC-SLP (Florida State University), Doody's Review Service

  • Foreword by Bruce Murdoch, PhD
  • Preface
  • Purpose and Scope
  • Definitions and Classifications
  • Swallowing Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chart Review and History
  • Clinical Swallowing Examination
  • Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Examination
  • Videoendoscopic Swallowing Examination
  • The Report
  • Classification of Treatments
  • Principles of Compensatory Treatments
  • Principles of Rehabilitative Techniques
  • General Treatment Considerations
  • Compensatory Techniques
  • Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Other Parkinsonian Syndromes (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration)
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia Syndromes
  • Chorea
  • Dyskinesia
  • Tremor
  • Wilson¬ís Disease
  • Appendix A: The SWAL-QOL Survey
  • Appendix B: The Penetration-Aspiration Scale (PAS)
  • Appendix C: Apathy Evaluation Scale
  • References
  • Index

Harrison Jones

Dr. Jones, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Motor Speech Disorders Program, Department of Surgery, Division of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Duke University. He returned to Duke to join the academic faculty following completion of his PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Florida in 2007. Dr. Jones has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for over ten years and maintains a busy outpatient clinic. His clinical and research interests are broadly in the areas of neurogenic speech and swallowing disorders. Recent awards include the 2007 New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and music.

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John C. Rosenbek

John (Jay) Rosenbek, PhD, is a Professor and Chair, Department of Communicative Disorders, College of Public Health & Health Professions, University of Florida. He has practiced speech-language pathology for 35 years. Along the way he has earned the Honors of the Association and the Frank Kleffner Career Clinical Award for sustained clinical excellence. He maintains an active outpatient clinic. In addition, his research into treatment of swallowing and prosodic abnormalities continues. He also is mentoring a number of Ph.D. students who are part of the College's interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Science Program. In his spare time he rides his bike and plants trees.

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