Managing Dysphagia in the Schools Purpose This prologue introduces the clinical forum, “Managing Dysphagia in the Schools,” and informs the reader of the scope of the included articles. Method The contributing authors are introduced and a brief summary is provided for each of the 10 articles that make up the forum. ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   April 01, 2008
Managing Dysphagia in the Schools
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lemmietta G. McNeilly
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Justine J. Sheppard
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Contact author: Lemmietta G. McNeilly, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #217, Rockville, MD 20850. E-mail: Lmcneilly@asha.org.
Article Information
Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / School-Based Settings / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum   |   April 01, 2008
Managing Dysphagia in the Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2008, Vol. 39, 158-159. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/015)
History: Received August 8, 2007 , Accepted August 12, 2007
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2008, Vol. 39, 158-159. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/015)
History: Received August 8, 2007; Accepted August 12, 2007

Purpose This prologue introduces the clinical forum, “Managing Dysphagia in the Schools,” and informs the reader of the scope of the included articles.

Method The contributing authors are introduced and a brief summary is provided for each of the 10 articles that make up the forum.

Conclusion The articles address a broad range of issues, with specific reference to children with dysphagia in school settings. There are comprehensive reviews of legislation, ethical issues, cultural issues, motor learning, medically fragile conditions, severe neuromuscular impairments, and autism spectrum disorder. In addition, there are systematic observations and research that address a model public school dysphagia program, school-based speech-language pathologists' perceptions of competency, family perceptions of school programs, and a program for implementing transition from tube to oral feeding.

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