Dysphagia pp 477-491 | Cite as

Behavioural Treatment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Bolus Modification and Management, Sensory and Motor Behavioural Techniques, Postural Adjustments, and Swallow Manoeuvres

  • Renée Speyer
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


This chapter gives an overview of the most common behavioural techniques for treating oropharyngeal dysphagia, namely bolus modification and management, sensory and motor behavioural techniques, postural adjustments, and swallow manoeuvres. Each intervention is described along with its rationale. Furthermore, in light of the literature, the effects of dysphagia treatment are discussed as are some methodological issues that emerged from a review of outcome studies


Postural Adjustment Tongue Base Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Dysphagic Patient Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation 
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