Compensatory Management and Treatment in Dysphagia

  • Maggie-Lee HuckabeeEmail author
  • Louise Hughes


The past decade has heralded amazing advances in rehabilitation practices for patients with swallowing impairment. This new emphasis in research and subsequently clinical practice will hopefully diminish the need for long-term reliance on compensatory management of dysphagic presentations. However, compensatory techniques may remain the prime management option for certain patient populations in which cognitive status or pathophysiology restrict rehabilitative potential. This chapter will address the application, implications and scientific background of those compensatory techniques for which recent literature exists.


Sensory stimulation techniques Smell Taste Flavour Carbonation Postural techniques Temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Swallowing Rehabilitation Research LaboratoryNew Zealand Brain Research InstituteChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of Speech and Language TherapyThe Princess Margaret Hospital, Canterbury District Health BoardChristchurchNew Zealand

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