Children with Tracheostomies

Children with Tracheostomies

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As a speech language pathologist are you asking yourself qWhere do I start?q when it comes to assessing and addressing the needs of patients with tracheostomies. Especially when the patient is a child? Children with Tracheostomies Resource Guide is the first text to focus exclusively on the assessment and intervention methods particular to these younger patients. It assists the speech language pathologist in understanding the changing health and communication status of children with tracheostomy and suggests treatment approaches for both children with tracheostomy and those who are no longer tracheostomized but require on-going speech and language services. Written in straightforward language that clearly explains and defines difficult medical terminology while effectively integrating clinical and research information.Phonological difficulties have been noted in children following tracheostomy (Hill aamp; Singer, 1990; Kamen aamp; Watson, 1991; ... Children who were decannulated after the development of some manual or spoken language (ages at decannulation ... The use of ventilation may follow the tracheostomy and continue until the childa#39;s respiratory status can be evaluated and ... negative pressure is applied outside the chest, which causes air to be sucked into the chest and lungs on inspiration.

Title:Children with Tracheostomies
Author: Marilyn Kertoy
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2002

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