Specialist for swallowing disorders 

Now it's your turn, test your expertise for you and answer the following 10 questions?

Surely the questionnaire could have included other contents such as the neurophysiological regulation of swallowing centers and association pathways, orofacial reciprocal innervation, the role of visual perception on the swallowing system, the function of the temporalis muscle, etc., but in the end, practical thinking and individual observation are always in the lead in a therapeutic process.


Therefore, the next 10 questions are quite practical and therefore provide a rough guide to theoretical and practical understanding.


1th 
Why should oral or oral food intake and intake differ in terms of oral intake and intake?


2th case study:

A child with syndrome background and moderate swallowing disorder (mouth - throat phase affected). How does the predominant swallowing disorder develop during puberty?


3th 
What does the Penetration Aspiration Scale (PAS) say to Rosenbek and what is a gold standard?


4th case study:

A child 8 years with syndrome background, weak full body muscle tone, inconstant oral closure with saliva from the mouth, mild swallowing (mouth - pharyngeal phase). Which mechanism regulates the permanent mouth closure and why can not the child keep it constant?


5th
Why is the clinical - swallowing functional test of voluntary respiratory protection functions misleading to exclude silent aspiration (penetration of saliva, edible bolus, foreign body)?

6th case study:

Patient 51 years with neurodegenerative disease, moderate swallowing disorder (mouth - throat - esophageal phase). How do you exclude a possible reflux symptom at the bedside of the patient without an apperative diagnosis and why is this finding knowledge absolutely necessary?


7th
Why does a therapeutic ice stimulation in the mouth (intraoral) to activate perception and movement have little meaning?

8th Case study:

One patient 45 years with neurodegenerative disease, moderate swallowing disorder, especially dominant the pharynx (mouth - pharynx - esophageal phase) with reflux component. Which side of the body in the bed should the patient never be stored?


9th 
The above-mentioned patient of Question 8 is slightly raised in bed. What do you do in no case if the patient has been proven to have reflux and why?


10th 
Why should patients with an underlying dysphagia, predominantly the pharyngeal phase, never drink with straw and why do you find this practice all over the place?


A finding is derived from finding and knowing, so you can only find what you know - and you can change what you know.


Specialist therapists, experts and teaching therapists who lecture on the subject of swallowing disorders should therefore be able to answer at least 8 out of 10 questions in order to be able to show their students a substantial pathway.


An evaluation of the 10 questions is the following dimensions possible, either you already knew everything - congratulations, you are not just a specialist therapist, but an expert.


If this was not the case, do not stick your head in the sand. No Master has fallen from the sky and I am describing it in the words of Lenin and telling you "Learn, Learn, Learn", so plunge into an intensive self-study and embark on a journey a la Jules Verne to the center of the literature.


And if your thirst for knowledge is not yet satisfied, then just get informative suggestions in the online store - Publications. Here you will get an insight into practical expert reports on the topic of dysphagia and the opportunities and limitations of rehab.