Tongue measures in individuals with normal and impaired swallowing.

@article{Stierwalt2007TongueMI,
  title={Tongue measures in individuals with normal and impaired swallowing.},
  author={Julie A. G. Stierwalt and Scott R. Youmans},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={148-56}
}
PURPOSE This investigation sought to add to the extant literature on measures of normal tongue function, to provide information on measures of tongue function in a group of individuals with oral phase dysphagia, and to provide a comparison of these 2 groups matched for age and gender. METHOD The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument was utilized to measure tongue function (strength and endurance) in a group of individuals with normal (N=200) and impaired (N=50) swallowing. The peak measure of 3… CONTINUE READING
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