Accompanying Conditions  Feeding & Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)

Also see Dysarthria

Feeding or Swallowing Disorder ( Dysphagia ) is characterized by difficulty with normal oral feeding or swallowing.

A child should be seen by a professional for evaluation if:

Fact sheet on feeding and swallowing disorders in children and infants from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) "Children with feeding and swallowing difficulties (also called dysphagia) are at risk for malnutrition, dehydration, and respiratory problems."


Wide Smiles - lots of articles .

Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing (Speechville Express exclusive article) by Helen Bernstein, M.Cl.Sc., SLP & Bonnie Pomeroy Arenes, M.Cl.Sc., SLP


The Dysphagia Resource Centre links to websites that contain information regarding swallowing and swallowing disorder.


Helpful Products and Services from the New Visions catalog.

Links   from the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, GA.

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management
by Lynn S Wolf and Robin P Glass, (1992), 475 page paperback manual

Pediatric Dysphagia Resource Guide (Singular Resource Guide Series)

Pediatric Dysphagia Resource Guide
by Kelly Dailey Hall. Paperback, 231 Pages, (2000)

Click here for more books for parents and professionals


Pediatric Dysphagia: Assessment and Intervention Considerations for Children and Young Adults - By Joan C. Arvedson, Maureen Lefton-Grief & Justine Joan Sheppard (ASHA Production Sales)

Pediatric Dysphagia: Management challenges for the school-based Speech Language Pathologist By Joan C. Arvedson & Brian T. Rogers (ASHA Production Sales)