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
- Voice disorders
- Apraxia - a childhood motor speech disorder