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Learning Objectives

- Describe the process of normal swallowing
- Explain how normal swallowing can change in the elderly
- Define dysphagia and explain the 3 different types of dysphagia
- Explain how stroke can affect the incidence of dysphagia
- Describe the complications resulting from dysphagia
- List the clinical signs of dysphagia
- Explain the clinical swallowing examination
- Describe the Gugging Swallowing Screen and how to administer it
- Compare the instrumental examinations available
- List the therapy concepts and in the management of dysphagia
- Describe the problem-oriented management of dysphagia
- Explain the benefits of swallowing exercises
- List the recommendations for dealing with stroke patients with dysphagia
- Identify those recommendations that are relevant to dysphagia

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Behavioral treatment options & Case presentation
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