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Avita Pediatric Therapy Center

865 Harding Way W
Galion, OH
419-468-0570

Galion Hospital Speech and Audiology Services

269 Portland Way S
Galion, OH
419-468-0547

Speech and Audiology Services

ENT Services, Ontario

715 Richland Mall, Suite D
Ontario, OH
419-775-1091

Sports Rehab/ Speech & Audiology, Bucyrus

959 Hopley Avenue
Bucyrus, OH
419-468-0547

 

Pediatric Speech Services

Hearing Aid Flyer

What is Apraxia of Speech

Modified Barium Swallow

Feeding and Swallowing

 

Play Based Therapy

Pediatric Speech pathologist

Our pediatric Speech Pathologist has specialized training in pediatric swallowing diagnostics and treatment, as well as language development for children with delayed language and communication skills. We have specialized training in the most current techniques in voice and swallowing diagnostics for adults as well, including Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).

WHEN TO USE SERVICES OF A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Anyone at any age can have a speech or language problem. The earlier the problem is diagnosed and therapy begun, the better the chances of successful treatment.

PEDIATRIC FEEDING AND SWALLOWING:

Problems with feeding and swallowing  may include difficulty with sucking, chewing food, swallowing solids or liquids, coughing or choking when eating, and food sticking in the throat.  Therapy focuses on each child’s medical and nutritional status, motor skills, sensory systems, and behavioral/emotional capabilities to achieve efficient and safe oral feeding in line with developmental milestones.

PEDIATRIC MODIFIED 
BARIUM SWALLOW STUDY:

A modified barium swallow study is a video x-ray examination performed jointly with the speech pathologist and radiologist.  This study allows for a detailed look at feeding and swallowing systems, including the skills needed for food and liquid management in the mouth and throat, to safely swallow.  A pediatric swallow study focuses on ensuring that food and liquid are channeled normally into the stomach and are not entering the airway.  It provides immediate feedback and clinical results, reducing the need for a “trial and error” approach to treatment.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing A feeding disorder describes the behavior of those who have difficulty consuming adequate nutrition by mouth, those who eat too much, or those who eat the wrong things. Dysphagia is a global term for swallowing difficulty. This disorder may include difficulty with sucking, chewing food, swallowing solids or liquids, coughing or choking when eating, and food sticking in the throat.