PATHOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS CLINIC II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To acquire knowledge of otological symptoms and the main diseases of the ear.
Logopedic approach to severe communication disorders linked to general developmental disorders.
To describe the main pediatric diseases.
Course contents summary
Otological symptoms. Otalgia. Periotalgia. Otorrhea. Otorrhagia. Otoliquorrhea. Fullness. Hypoacusis. Tinnitus. Cophosis. Dizziness. Instability. Nystagmus. Paralysis of the facial nerve.
Menière’s disease. Clinical and instrumental diagnosis. Overview of medical and surgical treatment.
Vestibular schwannoma and Neurofibromatosis 2. Clinical and instrumental diagnosis. Treatment overview.
Transmission and mixed hypoacusis.
External otitis . Otitis media. Clinical and instrumental diagnosis. Overview of medical and surgical treatment.
Otosclerosis. Clinical and instrumental diagnosis. Overview of medical and surgical treatment.
Pediatric patients. Vaccinations. Stature/weight growth. Infectious, viral and bacterial diseases. Urinary Tract infections. Alterations of the alvus. Cystic fibrosis. Infections of the central nervous systems. Cough. Recurrent respiratory infections. Acute bronchoalveolar infections. General anatomo-functional details of the upper respiratory tract. Obstruction of the upper respiratory tract.
Autism and developmental disorders. Introduction to the 'caring system'. Collaboration with family and school within the 'caring system'. Communication and language in the autistic child. Intersubjectivity and social abilities: logopedic intervention in the various age groups.
Giovanni Rossi MANUALE DI OTORINOLARINGOIATRIA Edizioni Minerva Medica Torino