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Programs & Services


Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing - Outpatient Services

Provides assessment and management of children who have feeding and/or swallowing problems related to complex medical conditions.

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

Problems may include:

  • trouble coordinating swallowing with breathing
  • congestion during and/or after feeding
  • changes in colour or state during feeding
  • weight loss
  • choking, coughing, or gagging during meals
  • has a lot of colds or they last a long time, congestion, or refusing food

Once the referral is received, a speech-language pathologist contacts the family / caregiver to talk about concerns and schedule an appointment.

A speech-language pathologist, working with a registered dietitian will do the first feeding/swallowing assessment. Follow-up visits will be scheduled as required.

Contact Details

Stollery Children's Hospital

Location Info
Unit 1G1.11, Speech and Audiology
Address
8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Telephone
780-407-8859
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available.

 

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
audiologists, occupational therapists (OTs), pediatric ear nose and throat specialists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric respiratory specialists, speech language pathologists
Eligibility

Children 0 to 17 years.

Service Access

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


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services