Plural Publishing produces leading academic, scientific and clinical publications in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and otolaryngology.

Publication

Swallowing Disorders

Sandra Kasper Schwartz, Robert O'Brien
Details:
CD-ROM
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-165-5
Release Date:
01/01/2005
$145

Overview

Swallowing Disorders is an interactive software package showing normal swallowing plus ten types of swallowing disorders. Clear animated anatomical drawings along with real fluoroscopic and endoscopic videos help patients and students learn about many types of swallowing disorders. A swallowing evaluation form can be printed out from the program. Includes two double side Support Cards.

Animation View
View animations of swallowing disorders close up and with video like controls. Each disorder has its own animation making the videos easy to understand.

Endoscope View
More than fifteen endoscopic videos of swallowing disorders are available, with full video control, including slow motion, reverse and frame-by-frame stop motion. Each video includes a complete description.

Fluoroscope View
More than twenty fluoroscopic videos of swallowing disorders are available, with full video control, including slow motion, reverse and frame-by-frame stop motion. Each video includes a complete description.

Support Card
A full color, plastic laminated card that details the swallowing disorders. Two double sided cards included with the Swallowing Disorders software or available separately. Card 1 back view shows the swallowing evaluation form that is printable from within the program and on the Support Card.

Minimum Requirements:
For Microsoft Windows: An Intel Pentium III 800 processor running Windows 98SE, 2000 SP1, XP SP2, or NT version 4.0 SP6 or later; 512 MB of installed RAM; and a color monitor

Soundcard with MIDI
QuickTime 5.0 or better (latest version installed during setup, Mac assumes prior install)
Free space on hard drive 100 MB

Review

  • Kimberly Winter, MA, CCC-SLP, Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology (2009):
    "... A must for the practicing clinician. An invaluable tool to educate the student of swallowing disorders, our patients, and families/friends of our patients. This program eliminates the need for trying to explain the complicated process of swallowing using static diagrams and sometimes even our hands as models. The animation feature is as accurate as I have seen after reviewing a number of products."

About The Authors

Sandra Kasper Schwartz

Sandra (Kasper) Schwartz, MS, CCC-SLP, received both her BS and MS in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her focus has been in the areas of voice and dysphagia since 1994. Sandy has provided clinical services in acute care, university clinic, and ENT practice settings. She also serves as a clinical consultant to KAY Elemetrics for their voice and swallowing instrumentation, providing videostroboscopy and FEES training to speech-language pathologists and otolaryngologists.

Sandy is presently employed by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Otolaryngology as clinical specialist for voice and head-and-neck cancer.


Robert O'Brien

Founder, Blue Tree Publishing, Inc.

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