Tactile-Thermal Stimulation in the Treatment of Dysphagia: Does It Have a Future? Tactile-thermal application for treating dysphagia has a tumultous history. This paper reviews the method’s history and selected data, outlines the theoretical underpinnings of sensory stimulation, reminds readers of what is required to bring a treatment from the laboratory to the clinic, and ends with some notions about the importance of ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2014
Tactile-Thermal Stimulation in the Treatment of Dysphagia: Does It Have a Future?
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  • John Rosenbek
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Article   |   February 01, 2014
Tactile-Thermal Stimulation in the Treatment of Dysphagia: Does It Have a Future?
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), February 2014, Vol. 23, 11-14. doi:10.1044/sasd23.1.11
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), February 2014, Vol. 23, 11-14. doi:10.1044/sasd23.1.11

Tactile-thermal application for treating dysphagia has a tumultous history. This paper reviews the method’s history and selected data, outlines the theoretical underpinnings of sensory stimulation, reminds readers of what is required to bring a treatment from the laboratory to the clinic, and ends with some notions about the importance of belief and data in rehabilitation.

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