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Programs & Services


Pediatric Aspiration Clinic

This clinic specializes in swallowing and airway problems and evaluates and manages children with dysphagia and risk of aspiration.

This clinic uses a team approach to assess and manage infants and children who may have an airway disorder that makes it difficult to swallow.

Services that this clinic may offer include:

  • An assessment called the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (FEES) to evaluate a child’s ability to eat and swallow safely and comfortably
  • Investigations into any associated breathing or other problems
  • Possible management options which may include medical treatment, modification of feeding (e.g. changing the thickness of liquids or type of nipple or bottle), the need for further investigations or the need for involvement of other specialists

If further involvement from other specialists is needed the child is invited to the Aerodigestive Clinic where a Pediatric Respirologist and Gastroenterologist provide their services.

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Access
Service Providers May Include
otolaryngologists, physicians, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility

Children, toddlers and infants under 17 years of age who are not under the care of The Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic or the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Feeding and Swallowing Clinic - except by direct consultation of either team.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Service Locations