Children's Feeding & Swallowing Disorders

Sky Lakes Medical Center provides evaluations and therapy – both inpatient and outpatient ¬– for children who have difficulties with feeding or swallowing.

FEEDING: Many children have difficulties that make it hard for them to be fed or to feed themselves. Our Speech-Language Pathologists will complete a full evaluation before recommending modifications to improve the child’s ability to take in food and drink.

SWALLOWING: For children who have true dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), our pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist follows the same protocol for evaluations, recommendations and follow-up therapy as with adults.

The outpatient Speech-Language Pathologists work with children for a variety of communication difficulties. These include evaluations and treatment for:

  • Articulation disorder
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Social skills needed for effective communication
  • Stuttering/Fluency
  • Voice disorders
  • Apraxia - a childhood motor speech disorder

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