From author Katrina M. Jensen, M.A, CCC-SLP, PLLC, this is an informative guide to better understanding the unique characteristics of a person who has undergone a laryngectomy (removal of the larynx or "voice box"). This fully illustrated guide explains the basics of the surgery and recovery as well as the anatomical and physiological changes associated with the surgery.
Living as a laryngectomee does not necessarily mean having to limit or restrict your life and this book serves as a guide to help readers understand basic principles in establishing a "new normal" following a laryngectomy. Communication, swallowing, bathing and other pertinent topics are addressed.
This author has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of the laryngectomy population and uses both clinical expertise as well as contributions from laryngectomees themselves to help address important topics.
Included throughout the book are QR codes and web addresses where readers can view instructional/demonstrational videos on-line. Videos include examples of laryngectomee speech, personal testimonials from other laryngectomees, care techniques and other helpful topics.
This is an excellent guide for anyone interested in understanding more about life following a laryngectomy. Clinicians also interested in working with this population will find this an excellent introduction to this unique patient group.
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Paperback: 152 pages
Size: 6” x 8.5”
Weight: 12.5 ounces