If the Speech – Language Pathologist (SLP) can assess a patient’s ability to cough, valuable insight into the functions involved in airway protection during swallowing and voicing can be gathered. By integrating information revealed from studies that have explored disordered coughs of patients with ALS, MS, CVA, Parkinson’s Disease, head and neck cancer, and vocal cord paralysis (patients commonly seen by SLPs), the SLP may take treatments to the next level.

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