Chronic Cough and Speech Therapy

Expiry Date
: 30/11/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: Not yet rated.

This article looks at the role of Speech Therapists in treating an unexplained chronic cough, as well as the different techniques they can use.

Keywords: Chronic cough, Speech therapy, PSALTI

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article to look at the role of Speech Therapist in treating an unexplained chronic cough, as well as other underlying laryngeal conditions.

Editor's comments:

This article provides useful guidelines for practical therapy. While this article demonstrated a short term effect only with speech therapy intervention, another article looks at the role of PSLATI (Physiotherapy and Speech Language Therapy Intervention). This second article demonstrated that PSALTI significantly reduced objective cough frequency and improved quality of life with unexplained chromic cough.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The role of a cough

  2. The definition of an unexplained cough
  3. The role of Speech Therapist in treating a chronic cough and other laryngeal dysfunctions
  4. A review of articles on Speech therapy and unexplained chronic cough
  5. Speech therapy intervention
    • Education
    • Symptom control techniques
    • Reducing laryngeal irritation via vocal hygiene
    • Psychoeducational counselling.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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