"Lauren has been our son's therapist through several challenges, including feeding therapy, swallow studies, the transition from g-tube to oral feedings, a tongue tie procedure, and speech delays. She thoughtfully planned appropriate activities to make the best use of our therapy time, and she educated and encouraged us in working with our son at home. Her willingness to work hard and her commitment to see our son be successful helped him reach several milestones. We're grateful for Lauren's impact on our son's development. " - Denise - Central, SC
Children with feeding and swallowing problems have a wide variety of symptoms. Not all signs and symptoms are present in every child.The following are signs and symptoms of feeding and swallowing problems in very young children:
Feeding disorders include problems accepting foods or liquids, chewing it, or swallowing it. For example, a child who cannot completely close her lips to keep food from falling out of her mouth may have a feeding disorder.
Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh), can occur at different stages in the swallowing process:
The following are some causes of feeding and swallowing disorders in children: