Eating and swallowing are natural processes for sustaining life. Every occasion that we celebrate involves food. Swallowing is a complex and intricate process that involves the coordination of neural control, muscles, nerves, and respiration working together for normal swallowing to occur. When a traumatic event occurs that compromises those systems, swallowing will inevitably be affected. Children who have sustained traumatic events will have devastating effects on normal development and swallowing. Some may require feeding tubes as their primary source of nutrition while others may require the assistance of a speech-language pathologist. This chapter will provide insight in conditions that impact feeding and swallowing and the role of specialists working with learners who exhibit those problems.
Hannibal, R.R. (2015), "Role of Specialists in Working with Learners with Swallowing Problems", Interdisciplinary Connections to Special Education: Key Related Professionals Involved (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 30B), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 159-172. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-40132015000030B018Download as .RIS
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