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Programs & Services


Feeding Swallowing Service - Adult and Pediatric

Helps children and adults who have feeding/swallowing problems be able to eat and drink safely.

Offers help to children and adults who have feeding / swallowing problems be able to eat and drink safely. The team will:

  • assess feeding and swallowing problems
  • offer counselling, education, treatment and follow-up

The service helps people to:

  • be able to eat and drink safely
  • get the nutrition and fluids they need
  • have good eating experiences with families and caregivers

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

Service is provided to:

  • children and adults 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 under 18 years with complex feeding / swallowing problems due to: underlying neurological, developmental, or musculoskeletal conditions, congenital anomalies, injury / trauma (e.g. spinal, facial, neck), structural anomalies or unknown cause
  • children on tube feedings who do NOT meet the criteria for the Pediatric Home Nutrition Support Program.
Service Access

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


Service Locations