About The Book

Through clinical cases and interviews with working professionals, Case Studies in Pediatric Dysphagia takes an original approach to understanding pediatric dysphagia. This text, designed to address the increased need for clinical education, covers topics such as differential diagnosis, medical terminology, and goal setting. Written with group interaction and collaboration in mind, the book provides role-play scenarios, suggestions on how to delve deeper into the case studies, integrating interprofessional practice, and evidence-based treatment approaches. Each chapter includes a case study and a detailed interview with a pediatric dysphagia professional, providing a complete and thorough view of the topic in a reflective and practical way.

Key Features

  • Provides increased opportunities for students and young professionals to
  • Gain experience with complex clients before engaging in intervention
  • Gives guidance for integrating interprofessional practice as it relates to pediatric dysphagia
  • Written to prompt the reader to shift toward implementation science, merging research and clinical practice to better serve patients with pediatric dysphagia
  • Informative interviews with specialists working and conducting research in the field
  • Offers additional resources at the end of each chapter for the reader to continue their learning on specific case areas of focus
  • Provides a deeper understanding of cultural considerations and how to incorporate them into practice patterns
  • Allows students and professionals to integrate both diagnosis and treatment choices and explores current evidence-based approaches to treatment

Both speech-language pathologists and clinical educators will benefit from having this valuable resource on their bookshelves.

About The Author

Jennifer J. Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has been practicing for 30 years, providing services in children’s hospitals, private practice, and home-based services. She enjoys teaching graduate students and young professionals about pediatric dysphagia through use of case studies to develop skills in clinical problem solving.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Differential Diagnosis in Pediatric Dysphagia

Chapter 2. Genetic Syndromes

Chapter 3. Aerodigestive Management of Swallowing Disorders

Chapter 4. Gastrointestinal Diagnoses

Chapter 5. Trauma-Informed Care

Chapter 6. Pulmonary Diagnoses

Chapter 7. Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 8. Ethical Considerations



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