Standardized Training in Swallowing Physiology & The Swallowing Pocket Guide





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The Standardized Training in Swallowing Physiology Manual discusses 17 physiologic components comprising the normal swallow in adults to facilitate a deeper understanding of the swallowing mechanism, which is critical for accurate assessment and targeted treatment. The Swallowing Pocket Guide is a compact reference filled with detailed pictures, physiology summaries, nerves, and muscle names and function. Made in the USA.

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Target Audience

Standardized Training in Swallowing Physiology Manual

Appropriate for all clinicians working with dysphagic patients across the care continuum. Also, a great resource to supplement graduate level dysphagia course curriculum.

The Swallowing Pocket Guide

For SLPs and students working with patients with swallowing disorders.


Ianessa A. Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She is an accomplished researcher, having studied the effects of electrical stimulation on hyo-laryngeal movement in healthy and dysphagic adults. Dr. Humbert's current research focuses on swallowing neurophysiology and Alzheimer's disease.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Ianessa Humbert is an author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Ianessa Humbert is a presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives an honorarium.

Financial— Ianessa Humbert is the author of the text, "The Swallowing Pocket Guide" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Ianessa Humbert is an inventor for Passy Muir, Inc; holds a patent on equipment.

Nonfinancial — Ianessa Humbert has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors, is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She is also Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine.

She is a Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society, past Chair of the Specialty Board for Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal. She is an ASHA Fellow, recipient of the 2016 Admiral Albert J. Baciocco Innovation Award – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The 2017 12th Annual Pepper Lecturer, Northwestern School of Communication, Honorary Member of the MUSC Chapter of The National Academy of Inventors, recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA), 2010 MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year Award, and associate member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.

Dr. Martin-Harris is the author and developer of the first standardized method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP™), translated to research and clinical practice in the United States, Canada, and 13 additional countries. She is also the author of the manual, "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology—Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services. Her work is funded by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the Veteran's Administration, and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.

Presenter Disclosures:

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the author of "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology — Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' former employer, MUSC, receives royalties from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' MBSImP research and development was funded in part by Bracco Diagnostics; received grant funding.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Veteran's Administration (VA); receives grant and research funding.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation; receives grant funding.

Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD); receives grant and research funding.

Nonfinancial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is associated with numerous journals, publications, and boards related to speech-language pathology; receives no compensation in these roles.

Customer Reviews

Standardized Training in Swallowing Physiology:

"This book comes along with describing all the swallowing components and physiology. It is really helpful in understanding MBS studies better and interpreting them. Highly recommend it." – Rinki V.D., SLP (Aug. 2016)

"It is an excellent resource for both MBSImP and anatomy."  H.K., SLP (Apr. 2015)

"The images are very clear and well done and the text is very high quality in content."  D.P., SLP (Apr. 2015)

"It has really nice illustrations and tables…easy to follow."  R.S., SLP (Apr. 2015)

The Swallowing Pocket Guide:

"I highly recommend you get Dr. Ianessa Humbert’s book on swallowing (pocket guide)! I love it for my own clipboard or desk use!" – Kelly A.C., SLP (Dec. 2017)

"I had to get the swallowing pocket guide because my Dysphagia Management professor was Dr. Humbert, and it's awesome." – Arielle M., SLP (Dec. 2017)

"Love the swallowing pocket guide!" – Elizabeth H.V., SLP (Dec. 2017)

"I really like the 2 pocket guides available on Northern Speech Services for Swallowing A&P as well as for trachs/vents (very useful resource for acute and long-term acute care)." – Rinki V.D., SLP (Dec. 2017)

"I use the Swallowing Pocket Guide and find it very helpful." – Lisa G., SLP (Nov. 2017)

"My go-to for swallowing is the Swallowing Pocket Guide by Dr. Humbert. It has great diagrams and descriptions about physiology including cranial nerves and muscles." – Merertu G.K., SLP (Mar. 2017)

"The swallowing pocket guide created by Ianessa Humbert is your best bet! It's great, I use it clinically and for teaching." – Alicia V., SLP (July 2015)

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