Saturday, April 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session 33

Christina Kang, MS, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Joshua Tree II

The objective is to introduce primary and secondary muscle tension dysphagia as a clinical classification of dysphagia. This is a primary laryngeal muscle tension disorder manifested as a swallowing disorder rather than a voice or breathing disorder.  Symptomology, theoretical framework for diagnosis, and algorithm for care will be discussed in-depth.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to describe multiple characterizations of laryngeal sensory neuropathy, list and describe disorders of laryngeal hyperresponsiveness, recommend appropriate treatment for patients with laryngeal muscle tension disorders and identify therapy techniques targeting unloading of laryngeal muscle tension.