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Teaching Students with Voice & Swallowing Disorders - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will have the opportunity to review types of voice and swallowing disorders to give you a deeper understanding of what they are and how they affect students. You will learn how to identify them and the best ways to help treat or address these disorders. Upon completion of these lessons, you will better understand:
- The anatomy of the throat and esophagus
- Terms used to describe disorders of the throat and voice
- Different types of voice and swallowing disorders
- Strategies used to treat students with these disorders
How It Helps
- Provides effective strategies: Develop ways you can work with students who have voice or swallowing disorders.
- Increases knowledge of structures affected by these disorders: Learn the anatomy of the throat and esophagus to clarify how voice and swallowing disorders affect the student.
- Improves awareness of types of disorders: Build an awareness of different types of voice and swallowing disorders to help develop the best treatment and instructional strategies.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand throat/esophagus anatomy
- Define disorders of the voice, pharynx and larynx
- Identify different types of voice and swallowing disorders
- Implement effective strategies based on the type of disorder
1. Anatomy of the Throat and Esophagus
After food has been partially broken down in the mouth, it moves through the pharynx, or throat, and the esophagus. In this lesson, you will learn how food is swallowed and how it is propelled by peristalsis through the esophagus.
2. Terms for Disorders of the Pharynx, Larynx & Voice
This lesson is going to cover several different terms related to disorders affecting the throat and voice box: pharyngitis, laryngitis, laryngospasms, laryngoplegia, aphonia, and dysphonia.
3. Types of Voice Disorders
Voice disorders can be the cause of many vocal problems. In this lesson, we will identify the types of voice disorders and describe some of their characteristics.
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