To promote oral motor, feeding & communication skill development in everyday activities...
Speech pathology evaluates various communication impairments and oral-motor/feeding deficits related to neurological impairment, cranio-facial anomalies, tracheotomy, head injury, cardiac disease, prematurity, or developmental delays.
- Acute rehabilitation
- Cochlear implant
- Developmental disabilities
- Feeding dysfunction
- Group feeding sessions
- Swallow studies
Treatment may include improvement of sensory awareness for feeding, improvement of oral-motor skills, development of feeding skills, or increased receptive/expressive communication skill development. Augmentative communication systems are considered when necessary to supplement verbal language. Speech-language pathologists are also responsible for conducting video fluoroscopic swallow studies with radiologists to verify swallow safety, identify appropriate diet levels, and determine therapeutic needs.