The Swallowing Pocket Guide




A compact visual reference filled with detailed pictures, physiology summaries, nerves, and muscle names and function comprising the swallowing process.

Muscle Illustrations Included:

  • Tongue
  • Soft Palate
  • Pharynx
  • Hyoid Bone
  • Larynx
  • Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES)

*Innervations are listed but not pictured.

This spiral bound, 14-page, 5"x7" reference includes:

  • 25 muscles
  • 7 structures
  • 5 cranial nerves

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What's Included

This spiral bound, 14-page, 5"x7" reference covers:

  • 25 muscles
  • 7 structures
  • 5 cranial nerves

Target Audience

For SLPs and graduate students working with patients with swallowing disorders.


Ianessa A. Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Iowa. She is an accomplished researcher, having studied the effects of electrical stimulation on hyo-laryngeal movement in healthy and dysphagic adults. Dr. Humbert's 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 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.

Customer Reviews

"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

"Love the swallowing pocket guide!" – Elizabeth H.V., SLP

"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

"I use the Swallowing Pocket Guide and find it very helpful." Lisa G., SLP

"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

"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

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