Neuromuscular treatments for speech and swallowing: a tutorial.

@article{Clark2003NeuromuscularTF,
  title={Neuromuscular treatments for speech and swallowing: a tutorial.},
  author={Heather M. Clark},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={400-15}
}
Despite the proliferation of oral motor therapies, much controversy exists regarding the application and benefit of neuromuscular treatments (NMTs) such as strength training for alleviating dysarthria and/or dysphagia. Not only is limited empirical support available to validate the use of NMTs, but clinicians may also lack the foundational information needed to judge the theoretical soundness of unstudied treatment strategies. This tutorial reviews the theoretical foundations for several NMTs… CONTINUE READING
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