Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program
A swallowing disorder, also called dysphagia, is a difficulty or malfunction in some part of the swallowing process. Videofluoroscopic swallow studies diagnose a child's swallowing disorder and help us determine the most appropriate treatment, including feeding/swallowing therapy. We also offer neuromuscular electric muscle stimulation to help strengthen the swallowing muscles. Our speech-language pathologists were among the first in the state of Florida to be certified in this Pediatric VitalStim therapy.
For sensory behavior-based feeding problems, such as "picky eaters" or difficulty gaining weight: These children often have a limited variety of food and liquids they will accept and/or difficulty tolerating certain food textures. The patient and family work closely together to follow a hierarchy of tolerance to help the child.
For more information about our pediatric feeding and swallowing programs, call (813) 707-9362 option 2.
South Florida Baptist Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
1601 W. Timberlane Drive Suite 800
Plant City, FL 33566