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Assessment and Treatment for Chronic Cough

presented by Mary J. Sandage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Financial: Mary Sandage receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


Non-Financial: Mary Sandage has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Irritable larynx syndrome (ILS) provides a vital theoretical framework from which to consider assessment and treatment of chronic cough. The essential medical work-up that precedes referral to the speech language pathologist is described. Assessment and treatment for chronic cough are covered with a lifespan approach. Case studies are provided to apply the didactic material covered.

Meet Your Instructor

Mary J. Sandage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Mary J. Sandage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University. She earned her M.S. degree in speech language pathology from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Exercise Science at Auburn University. She has been a clinician for over 24 years, specializing in the assessment and…

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1. Assessment for Chronic Cough

This chapter defines chronic cough and describes the demographics for this population. Differential diagnoses and the requisite medical work-up prior to speech language pathology assessment are discussed. Case history for chronic cough is described in detail.

2. Treatment for Chronic Cough

Counseling aspects and SLP support via follow-up are emphasized. Treatment is described with caveats provided to help meet the needs of an idiosyncratic population.

3. Chronic Cough Case Studies

This chapter applies all of the assessment and treatment material covered in the context of case studies that extend from the young child to the older adult.

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