Mass General Hospital

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Name of Treatment Program: Pediatric Feeding Program

Short description: The Pediatric Feeding Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children diagnoses and treats feeding and swallowing disorders, or dysphagia, in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.

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Call To Action 1: phone*To schedule an appointment, please call:|617-724-0770

Call To Action 2: button*Email the Pediatric Feeding Program|mailto:mghspeechlanguage@partners.org

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Feeding and swallowing disorders, or dysphagia, can occur in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Feeding issues may be the result of reduced oral motor skills, differences in oral sensitivity, difficulty tolerating a variety of textures, or feeding problems that delay development or feeding milestones.

Swallowing disorders include concerns with swallow safety and aspiration. The presence of respiratory, neurological or cardiac problems can disrupt swallow coordination. These problems may warrant a radiology exam of swallowing with a speech pathologist.

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Spotlights: Make an appointment - 1225, Family-centered care - 1234, Partners HealthCare Patient Gateway - 1311

Contact: MGHfC Feeding Program - 1667

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tab2_content: <ul> <li><a href="http://massgeneral.photobooks.com/directory/profile.asp?pict_id=8192254">Rebecca Baars, MS, CCC-SLP</a></li> <li><a href="http://massgeneral.photobooks.com/directory/profile.asp?pict_id=3776971">Katie Gray, MS, CCC-SLP</a></li> <li><a href="http://massgeneral.photobooks.com/directory/profile.asp?pict_id=1148797">Cheryl Hersh, MS, CCC-SLP</a></li> <li><a href="http://massgeneral.photobooks.com/directory/profile.asp?pict_id=1858026">Sarah Sally, MS, CCC-SLP</a></li> </ul>

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