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  • Speech Pathology
  • Appointments

    336-716-3103

  • Additional Information

    We accept referrals from parents, physician offices, behavioral health programs and local school programs. In-house (inpatient) patients are seen upon physician consult. Appointments for outpatient testing are scheduled throughout the week in a variety of time slots.



Feeding and Swallowing Therapy for Dysphagia

Our speech-language pathologists specialize in treating babies and children who have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing foods, liquids, medications, or even saliva. We offer comprehensive dysphagia evaluations and treatment for oral motor, oral sensory, swallowing safety and feeding advancement. Learn more about:

Feeding and Swallowing Symptoms in Children

Infants and children with feeding and swallowing problems may have a wide variety of symptoms, including:

  • Arching or stiffening of the body during feeding                                          Feeding_Swallowing_Therapy_125px
  • Irritability or lack of alertness during feeding
  • Refusing food or liquid
  • Failure to accept different textures of food (for example, only pureed foods or crunchy cereals)
  • Long feeding times for babies (more than 30 minutes)
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty breast feeding
  • Coughing or gagging during meals
  • Excessive drooling, or food or liquid coming out of the mouth or nose
  • Difficulty coordinating breathing with eating and drinking
  • Gurgly, hoarse or breathy voice quality (while eating or shortly after eating)
  • Recurring pneumonia or respiratory infections
  • Less than normal weight gain or growth

As a result, a child may be at risk for:

  • Dehydration or poor nutrition
  • Aspiration (food or liquid entering the airway)
  • Pneumonia or repeated upper respiratory infections that can lead to chronic lung disease
  • Embarrassment in social situations involving eating

Please contact us at 336-716-3103 to schedule an appointment for your child's feeding and swallowing problems.

Quick Reference

  • Speech Pathology
  • Appointments

    336-716-3103

  • Additional Information

    We accept referrals from parents, physician offices, behavioral health programs and local school programs. In-house (inpatient) patients are seen upon physician consult. Appointments for outpatient testing are scheduled throughout the week in a variety of time slots.