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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.
We offer multidisciplinary teams in the following areas:
Gustavo Franca was born with birth defects that left him unable to eat or drink anything by mouth. Now, at age 9, Gustavo is learning how to chew and swallow solid food and overcome his feeding fears with help from the MGHfC Pediatric Feeding Program.
MGHfC Feeding Program
Chelsea HealthCare Center Phone: 617-887-3527 | Fax: 617-889-8503Revere HealthCare Center Phone: 781-485-6125 | Fax: 781-485-6106
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