Editor's Corner Welcome to a new issue of Perspectives. When the Editorial Committee met this summer, we discussed the many topics for the 2014 issues, as well as the dynamic system of healthcare within which we find ourselves enmeshed. Healthcare and dysphagia concerns are found in all settings among all ages. ... Editorial
Editorial  |   November 01, 2013
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Editorial
Editorial   |   November 01, 2013
Editor's Corner
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), November 2013, Vol. 22, 83-84. doi:10.1044/sasd22.3.83
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), November 2013, Vol. 22, 83-84. doi:10.1044/sasd22.3.83
Welcome to a new issue of Perspectives. When the Editorial Committee met this summer, we discussed the many topics for the 2014 issues, as well as the dynamic system of healthcare within which we find ourselves enmeshed. Healthcare and dysphagia concerns are found in all settings among all ages. As I finished reviewing our latest series of articles it reinforced to me the continued need for ongoing professional education, active searching for evidence-based practices, and promoting best clinical outcomes. This issue focuses on modifications in provision of healthcare services, best clinical practices, and evidence-based decision making.
Karen Hegland & Christine Sapienza bring to us an article defining the speech-language pathologists (SLPs) role in the evaluation and treatment of cough function. It gives rise to consideration of the patient's ability to evoke a sufficient and efficient cough response to optimize airway protection. It also makes one ponder the level of sensation or lack of sensation that impacts the cough response in those we work with everyday across all age ranges. They explore the various types of cough to enrich our understanding of cough function, the anatomy and physiology of the cough, measurements of cough, and treatment of the disordered cough. A case study has been included for the reader to see applicability in functional care.
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