Managing Dysphagia in the Schools Purpose This epilogue summarizes the contribution of the articles in the clinical forum, “Managing Dysphagia in the Schools” and discusses future trends in pediatric dysphagia and the need for clinical practice and research. Method The contribution of each of the 10 articles that make up the forum is ... 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 20850-3289. 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, 273-274. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/026)
History: Received August 8, 2007 , Accepted August 9, 2007
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2008, Vol. 39, 273-274. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/026)
History: Received August 8, 2007; Accepted August 9, 2007
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Purpose This epilogue summarizes the contribution of the articles in the clinical forum, “Managing Dysphagia in the Schools” and discusses future trends in pediatric dysphagia and the need for clinical practice and research.

Method The contribution of each of the 10 articles that make up the forum is summarized briefly.

Conclusion This clinical forum provides a discussion of numerous issues that need to be considered by clinicians working with children who exhibit swallowing and feeding problems and their families in school settings. Current and future challenges exist for clinicians, children, and families dealing with dysphagia. Discussion of current issues and strategies for successful treatment outcomes are provided.

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