Update on current treatment and practice patterns for dysphagia

Debra M. Suiter, Caryn S. Easterling

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More than 12% of the population of the United States is older than 65 years. Factors related to normal aging and a higher incidence of central nervous system diseases such as stroke, parkinsonism, and dementia in older adults increase the need for speech-language pathologists to responsibly seek and employ evidence-based treatment to rehabilitate dysphagia and allow patients to resume their quality of life. This article discusses the evidence that supports treatment techniques used in dysphagia rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007


  • Aging
  • Deglutition disorders
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Speech-language pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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