SIG 13 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2012

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SIG 13 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2012

This issue of SIG 13 Perspectives primarily focuses on disorders of the oral cavity that can result in dysphagia, reduced oral hygiene, increased incidence of infections, and reduced overall quality of life. The authors also discuss tools for assessing orofacial muscle tone and sensory and motor therapeutic strategies that target orofacial muscle tone.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe therapeutic sensory and motor strategies to target abnormal orofacial muscle tone
  • explain the oral complications associated with head and neck cancer treatments
  • discuss different treatment strategies to address xerostomia
  • describe the potential role of botulinum toxin for the treatment of severe drooling

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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.25 PDHs: 2.5
: 3/21/2012 to 11/21/2014
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEBS132135
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
Language: English
Author: A Collaborative Project of ASHA Professional Development and SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

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