Sometimes the mouth, lips and tongue do not properly control food or liquid while swallowing. Pharyngeal dysphagia refers to problems in the throat during swallowing. Swallowing problems, also known as dysphagia, are serious. Dysphagia may lead to aspiration (where food or liquid gets into the lungs).
There are a number of reasons that swallowing problems occur in children. Once we perform an initial assessment on your child, we will develop a custom feeding program that you as parent will be able to follow. You can help your child become a better swallower and a better eater.
Call us today and schedule an appointment. We can help reverse the effects of dysphagia and get your child on track to better eating.