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FEEDING/SWALLOWING THERAPY AT LASKIN THERAPY GROUP
What is dysphagia?  |  How is dysphagia diagnosed?
General Feeding Progression (pdf) |  Warning Signs and Risks


What is dysphagia?

Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh), can occur at different stages in the swallowing process:
Oral phase/Feeding phase - sucking, chewing, and moving food or liquid into the throat
Pharyngeal phase - starting the swallow, squeezing food down the throat, and closing off the airway to prevent food or liquid from entering the airway (aspiration) or to prevent choking
Esophageal phase - relaxing and tightening the openings at the top and bottom of the feeding tube in the throat (esophagus) and squeezing food through the esophagus into the stomach

Related links: 

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/swallowing/FeedSwallowChildren.htm


 

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