Speech and language therapy (SALT)



J.R. Beech and L. Harding (eds.) Assessment in Speech and Language Therapy. Routledge, 2018.

L. Cummings. Speech and Language Therapy: A Primer. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Journal articles (peer reviewed literature)

F. Stelzle et al. Factors influencing relative speech intelligibility in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma: a prospective study using automatic, computer-based speech analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42, 1377-1384 (2013).

M. Riemann et al. Oral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue: Prospective and objective speech evaluation of patients undergoing surgical therapy. Head & Neck 38, 993-1001 (2016).

M. Balaguer et al. Factors influencing intelligibility and severity of chronic speech disorders of patients treated for oral or oropharyngeal cancer. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 276, 1767-1774 (2019).

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O. Ekberg (ed.). Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Treatment. Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.

M.E. Groher and M.A. Crary. Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children (2nd ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.

D. Chhetri and K. Dewan. Dysphagia. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018.

E.C. Ward and A.T. Morgan. Dysphagia Post Trauma. Plural Publishing, 2009.

E. Saitho, K. Pongpipatpaiboon, Y. Inamoto and H. Kagaya (eds.). Dysphagia Evaluation and Treatment: From the Perspective of Rehabilitation Medicine. Springer, 2017.

S. Langmore. Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders (2nd ed.). Thieme, 2011.

D.M. Suiter and M.M. Gosa. Assessing and Treating Dysphagia: A Lifespan Perspective. Thieme, 2019.

R. Shaker, P.C. Belafsky, G.N. Postma and C. Easterling (eds.). Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.

K. Thankappan, S. Iyer and J.R. Menon (eds.) Dysphagia Management in Head and Neck Cancers. A Manual and Atlas. Springer, Singapore, 2018.

J.C. Arvedson, L. Brodsky and M.A. Lefton-Greif (eds.). Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management (3rd ed.). Plural Publishing, 2019.

J.P. Willging, C. Kane Miller and A.P. Cohen. Pediatric Dysphagia: Etiologies, Diagnosis, and Management. Plural Publishing, 2019.

Journal articles (peer reviewed literature)

M.W. Deutschmann et al. Fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES): Predictor of swallowing-related complications in the head and neck cancer population. Head & Neck 35, 974-979 (2013).

R.L. Nund et al. The lived experience of dysphagia following non-surgical treatment for head and neck cancer. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 16, 282-289 (2014).

R.L. Nund et al. Carers’ experiences of Dysphagia in People Treated for Head and Neck Cancer: A Qualitative Study. Dysphagia 29, 450-458 (2014).

C. Dawson, J. Adams and D. Fenlon. The experience of people who receive swallow therapy after surgical treatment of head and neck cancer. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 128, 456-463 (2019).

S. Abu-Ghanem et al. Endoscopic Management of Postradiation Dysphagia in head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 128, 767-773 (2019).

D.J. Van Daele et al. The impact of time after radiation treatment on dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer enrolled in a swallowing therapy program. Head & Neck 41, 606-614 (2019).

S.N. King et al. Pathophysiology of Radiation-Induced Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer. Dysphagia 31, 339–351 (2016).

B.N. Krekeler et al. Patient Adherence to Dysphagia Recommendations: A Systematic Review. Dysphagia 33, 173–184 (2018).

M.G.A. van den Berg et al. Normalcy of food intake in patients with head and neck cancer supported by combined dietary counseling and swallowing therapy: A randomized clinical trial. Head & Neck 38, E198-E206 (2016).

S.A.C. Kraaijenga et al. Efficacy of a novel swallowing exercise program for chronic dysphagia in long‐term head and neck cancer survivors. Head & Neck 39, 1943-1961 (2017).

L.F. Santoso, D.Y. Kim and D. Paydarfar. Sensory dysphagia: A case series and proposed classification of an under recognized swallowing disorder. Head & Neck 41, E71-E78 (2019).

F. de Felice et al. Late radiation-associated dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients: evidence, research and management. Oral Oncology 77, 125-130 (2018).

J.M. Patterson et al. Head and neck cancer patients’ perceptions of swallowing following chemoradiotherapy. Support Care Cancer 23, 3531-3538 (2015).

J.M. Patterson. Late Effects of Organ Preservation Treatment on Swallowing and Voice; Presentation, Assessment, and Screening. Frontiers in Oncology 9: 401 (2019).

S. Servagi-Vernat et al. Dysphagia after radiotherapy: State of the art and prevention. European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck diseases 132, 25-29 (2015).

J. Hedström et al. Identifying organs at risk for radiation-induced late dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients. Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology 19, 87-95 (2019).

D.J. van Daele et al. The impact of time after radiation treatment on dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer enrolled in a swallowing therapy program. Head & Neck 41, 606-614 (2019).

S. Einarsson, G. Laurell and Y.T. Ehrsson. Experiences and coping strategies related to food and eating up to two years after the termination of treatment in patients with head and neck cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care 28:e12964 (2019).

B. Pisano et al. Prophylactic Swallow Therapy for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy: A Randomized Trial. Dysphagia 32, 487-500 (2017).

L.M. Burkhead, C.M. Sapienza and J.C. Rosenbek. Strength-Training Exercise in Dysphagia Rehabilitation: Principles, Procedures, and Directions for Future Research. Dysphagia 22, 251-265 (2007).

R. Govender et al. Patient Experiences of Swallowing Exercises After Head and Neck Cancer: A Qualitative Study Examining Barriers and Facilitators Using Behaviour Change Theory. Dysphagia 32, 559-569 (2017).

J.E. Prasse and G.E. Kikano. An overview of Pediatric Dysphagia. Clinical Pediatrics 48, 247-251 (2009).

R.P. Glass and L.S. Wolf. Feeding Management of Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate and Micrognathia. Infants and Young Children 12, 70-81 (1999).

G. Cicala et al. A comprehensive review of swallowing difficulties and dysphagia associated with antipsychotics in adults. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology 12, 219-234 (2019).

B.A. Salmon, A. Dawlatly and J.E. van Sickels. Dysphagia Requiring Nasogastric Feeding Following Orthognathic Surgery: An Unusual Complication, Case Report, Literature Review, and Recommendations. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 77, 601-606 (2019).

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