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Feeding/Swallowing Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologists or Occupational Therapists trained in feeding dysfunction provide specially designed treatments to children who demonstrate difficulties with oral/motor stimulation, swallowing and other feeding related issues.

Our Feeding/Swallowing Therapists work closely with physicians, nutritionists and other care providers to develop home programming strategies so that feeding can become an enjoyable event.

Some of the medical diagnoses and underlying conditions, which can lead to feeding/swallowing issues, include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Broncho-pulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dysphagia
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastroiesophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (emesis)
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Human Immune Deficiency Virus
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Oral-Motor Dysfunction
  • Prematurity
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Status Post Organ Transplant

Your child may benefit from or be referred for Feeding/Swallowing Therapy services if they display any of the following:

  • Limited or refusal of oral food intake
  • Poor weight gain or unexplained weight loss
  • Difficultly transitioning from tube to oral feedings
  • Difficulty transitioning to textured food
  • At risk or history of aspiration
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Oral sensitivity or defensiveness
  • Fear/anxiety related to eating
  • Frequent gagging, coughing or choking
  • Frequent upper respiratory infections and/or pneumonia
  • Spitting up after feeding

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