UM Technology Enhanced Learning Project Description
Normal Swallow - 1/3 Teaspoon Honey Consistency -Lateral View
In order for students in the field of Speech Pathology to understand, diagnose and provide treatment for persons with dysphagia, there must first be a thorough understanding of a "normal" swallow.
The act of deglutition is divided into four phases:
This tutorial will allow the student to view the first three phases of swallowing via Videofluoroscopy.
The subject is a 47 year old male with no history of swallowing problems. The videofluoroscopy segments include swallowing of an 1/3 Teaspoon Honey Consistency Liquid (lateral view).
Because this is a normal swallow, it happens very quickly. You will want to watch each segment repeatedly and look for one component at a time.
1/3 Teaspoon Honey Consistency -Lateral View
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Special thanks to St.Mary's/Duluth Clinic (SMDC) Radiology and Speech Pathology departments for providing the videofluroscopy studies of the normal adult.