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Programs & Services


Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies

Radiological assessment of children who have swallowing problems.

This service provides care to children with swallowing problems. This may include swallowing issues associated with structural and motor disorders affecting the mouth, throat, airway, and/or suspected aspiration.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Address
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8
Telephone
403-955-7061
Fax
403-476-7767
Accessibility

Main entrance


Lifts

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Tuesday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), radiologists, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility

Pediatric patients only.

Child must be taking a minimum of 20cc at one time.

Children using seating systems wider than 16" wheel-to-wheel or without removable back canes will be redirected to Outpatient Dysphagia Clinic. If child is seated in a wheelchair for ALL meals, please contact to discuss case prior to making referral. 

Service is provided to: 

  • children at risk for aspiration (food or liquid enters the airway), choking and possible airway obstruction, chest infections, malnutrition, dehydration and impaired growth and development.
  • children with complex feeding / swallowing problems.
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral guidelines and referral forms.

A clinical feeding & swallowing assessment by a feeding therapist is required prior to referral.

A physician referral is required, and primary care must be retained by the physician. This is not a physician-led clinic.


Wait Times

Referrals are responded to within 2 business days. 

Assessments are given priority based on how urgent they are.

Once the referral is accepted, the family will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services