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F.O.T.T. Assessment: An Ongoing Process

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F.O.T.T. is a therapeutic approach, developed specifically for the treatment of patients with neurological disorders. The process of diagnostic assessment encompasses the four main F.O.T.T areas: nutrition/eating, drinking and swallowing; oral hygiene; non-verbal communication; and breathing, voice and speech. This chapter guides the reader through the process underlying the F.O.T.T. approach to assessment, highlighting the complexity of these interactions. It would not be possible to describe every eventuality within a single chapter. Topics to be assessed are discussed in detail within the individual chapters of the book.

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  • Assessment
  • Process
  • Structure
  • Application of principles in investigation
  • Trial treatment
  • Identification of causal relationships
  • Patient's strengths

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Walker, M. (2021). F.O.T.T. Assessment: An Ongoing Process. In: Nusser-Müller-Busch, R., Gampp Lehmann, K. (eds) Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.) . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51637-6_11

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