Book Description: A Volume in the Dysphagia Series. This complete and concise guide allows graduate students in speech-language pathology programs to use their grounding in anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production and apply and extent that knowledge base to the study of anatomy and physiology of normal deglutition and dysphagia. From the viewpoint of the swallow therapist rather than the speech pathologist, this text examines the oral, pharyngeal and ensophageal components of the swallow mechanism. It identifies the normal structure and morphology and the structural and physiologic abnormalities. The text also incorporates clinically relevant primary research as it relates to normal and abnormal physiology. This provides a clinical framework for students in which to identify the necessary clinical questions to be answered for each individual patient and for accurate, effective and efficient diagnosis and management of dysphagia.