Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) can evaluate swallowing issues and provide treatments.
Clinical Swallwoing Evaluations
A swallowing evaluation is a clinical test done in an outpatient office or in your hospital room. You will swallow liquids and solids of varying consistency to determine which are safest for you.
There are specific tests, as well, which are equally sensitive in detecting aspiration and pharyngeal impairment.
- Modified Barium Swallow: Available for inpatients and outpatients
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES): Available for inpatients
Your SLP can provide:
- education about safe swallowing techniques
- exercises to increase swallowing function