Developing Clinical Skills in Dysphagia has been created specifically for clinical educators supervising students and newly-qualified therapists on placements that have a focus on dysphagia. It has been designed to be used alongside the accompanying book, The Dysphagia Placement Workbook, in UK and Australian clinical settings. The textbook contains:
- materials to support activities in the workbook including checklists, examples of clinical writing and the answers to the workbook quizzes
- an accompanying DVD showing videofluoroscopy and videos of an oral motor examination which can be used to support activities in the workbook
- additional activities in order to maximise the placement opportunities being offered
- the theoretical underpinning that supports the workbook
What they are saying about this book:
…This book and DVD is intended to be used as a guide to using the Dysphagia Placement Workbook. I reviewed the book (Bulletin, August 2012) alongside the companion workbook and my advice would be: don’t carry out a dysphgia placement without these resources. A wide range of people working in dysphagia will find that different parts of this book offer all sorts of nuggets. It is wide ranging, covering paediatric, adult acquired and adult learning disability client groups.
There are chapters offering practical advice into making dysphagia placements work in a variety of contexts. Some excellent sections are around the practicalities of case note and report writing. The questions to stimulate discussion and really probe a student’s theoretical understanding are challenging, and would support a therapist to identify depth of knowledge and a true understanding of evidence-based practice.
The DVD is a fabulous way to demystify some of the processes around using thickening agents, videofluoroscopy oro-motor examination and a basic swallow screen.
Book Review, The Bulletin, April 2013
Reviewer: Claire Mitchell, SLT and Clinical Teaching Fellow, The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Overall Rating: ****
Published February 2012
Price: £29.99, paperback [+postage and packing*]