Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management

Third Edition

Joan C. Arvedson, Linda Brodsky, Maureen A. Lefton-Greif

Details: 562 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-94488-351-5

© 2020

Release Date: 08/31/2019

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Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management, Third Edition provides information to practitioners interested in and involved with children who demonstrate swallowing and feeding disorders. Since the 2002 publication of the second edition, there has been an exponential increase in the number of medically fragile and complex children with feeding/swallowing disorders. A corresponding proliferation in the related basic and clinical research has resulted in the increased appreciation of the complicated inter-relationships between structures and systems that contribute to feeding/swallowing development, function, and disorders. Case studies throughout the book provide examples for decision making and highlight salient points.

New to the Third Edition

  • Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, PhD, CCC-SLP, is welcomed as co-editor. She brings extensive research expertise and clinical practice in pediatric dysphagia and feeding.
  • All chapters contain significant updated evidence based research and clinical information.
  • New chapters focus on the genetic testing and conditions associated with swallowing and feeding disorders, and the pulmonary manifestations and management of aspiration.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) description of an International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) sets the stage for an in-depth discussion of clinical feeding evaluation procedures, interpretation, and management decision making.

Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding continues to be the leading text on pediatric dysphagia that provides practical information for clinicians seeing children with swallowing and feeding disorders. The overall importance of an appropriate fund of knowledge and shared experience employing team approaches is emphasized throughout this third edition as in the earlier editions of this book.



About the Authors



Chapter 1. Diagnosis and Treatment

Joan C. Arvedson and Maureen A. Lefton-Greif


Chapter 2. Anatomy, Embryology, Physiology, and Normal Development

Joan C. Arvedson and Maureen A. Lefton-Greif


Chapter 3. Neurodevelopmental Assessment of Feeding and Swallowing

Brian Rogers and Shannon M. Theis


Chapter 4. The Upper Airway and Swallowing

Robert Chun and Margaret L. Skinner


Chapter 5. Pediatric Gastroenterology

Ellen L. Blank


Chapter 6. Pediatric Nutrition

Mary Beth Feuling and Praveen S. Goday


Chapter 7. Clinical Feeding and Swallowing Assessment

Joan C. Arvedson, Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, and Donna Reigstad


Chapter 8. Instrumental Evaluation of Swallowing

Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, Joan C. Arvedson, Robert Chun, and David C. Gregg


Chapter 9. Management of Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Joan C. Arvedson, Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, and Donna Reigstad


Chapter 10. Pulmonary Manifestations and Management Considerations for Aspiration

J. Michael Collaco and Sharon A. McGrath-Morrow


Chapter 11. Drooling and Saliva/Secretion Management

Joan C. Arvedson and Maureen A. Lefton-Greif


Chapter 12. Clinical Genetics: Evaluation and Management of Patients with Craniofacial Anomalies Associated with Feeding Disorders

Julie E. Hoover-Fong and Natalie M. Beck


Chapter 13. Behavioral Feeding Disorders: Etiologies, Manifestations and Management

Meghan A. Wall and Alan H. Silverman



Joan C. Arvedson

Joan C. Arvedson, PhD, is a Speech-Language Pathologist, with specialty in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin. She is recognized internationally for her clinical work in pediatric swallowing and feeding disorders, lecturing/teaching, and scientific publications. The first two editions of this book were published while she was at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo/Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY. She and Dr. Lefton-Greif co-authored Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines. Dr. Arvedson developed an on-line course, Interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies of infants and children. A study guide to improve diagnostic skills and treatment planning. She also developed independent study videoconferences for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s professional development initiatives. Dr. Arvedson is a founding member of the Board of Certified Specialists in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She is a Fellow of ASHA and was awarded Honors of the Association in 2016. Dr. Arvedson is a member of the editorial board of Dysphagia. She is past-president of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Society for Ear, Nose, & Throat Advances in Children.

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Maureen A. Lefton-Greif

Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, PhD, is Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She is an internationally recognized speech language pathologist for her clinical expertise and research on swallowing and its development and disorders in children of all ages. Her work focuses on optimizing pediatric swallowing evaluations to facilitate the prompt initiation of treatment and lessen the consequences associated with dysphagia. Dr. Lefton-Greif is the recipient of grants and support from National Institutes of Health – Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She and Dr. Arvedson co-authored the book, Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines. More recently, she and Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris developed the BaByVFSSImP©. She is a Fellow of ASHA and a founding member and the first vice-president of the Board of Certified Specialists in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Lefton-Greif serves on the editorial advisory boards of Dysphagia and the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

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