Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing Disorders

We offer specialized support for individuals with Swallowing Disorders. We understand the significant impact that swallowing difficulties can have on daily life and overall well-being. Our team of compassionate and skilled speech-language pathologists is dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment services to address your specific swallowing challenges. Through a personalized approach, we utilize evidence-based techniques to enhance swallowing function, improve safety, and optimize nutrition and hydration. Whether you are experiencing dysphagia due to neurological conditions, post-surgical complications, or other factors, we are here to guide you on a transformative journey towards improved swallowing function and enhanced quality of life.

At Altruistic Therapy Services, our goal is to help you regain confidence and independence in eating and drinking, ensuring a fulfilling and enjoyable dining experience.

Learn About Swallowing Disorders

Dysphagia is a feeding / swallowing disorder that occurs in the mouth, pharynx, larynx and/or esophagus, indicating a delay and/or disorder in the development of eating/drinking skills. This includes difficulty with ingestion of food and liquid, saliva management, and taking oral medications.

Symptoms of Swallowing Disorders

Food sticking in their throat

Coughing or choking with meals

Coughing with reflux

Difficulty with chewing or initiating swallow

Difficulty with management of own oral secretions

Extra effort to eat, chew or taking a long time to eat a meal

Holding food in mouth or finding food in mouth long after a meal is complete

Having to change what type of foods or liquids are eaten

Feeling of food being stuck in esophagus

Food or liquids leaking out of mouth

Gurgly vocal quality after swallowing

Having to cut food into smaller pieces or avoiding certain foods because of trouble swallowing

Less enjoyment in eating

Voice changes (hoarseness)

Unexplained weight loss


Recurring pneumonia

Chest congestion

Shortness of breath during or after meals

Fatigue during meals

Pain while swallowing

Reflux of food or liquids back up into mouth or back of throat

Recurrent heart burn

Speech Therapy Evaluation

Speech Therapy Evaluation

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