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The Feeding and Swallowing Program at Children's Colorado offers care for patients with feeding or swallowing challenges through the focused attention of a team of experts. This clinic brings together pediatric experts from developmental pediatrics, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, nutrition, dentistry, pulmonology, psychiatry, gastroenterology and more. We offer specialized evaluation and treatment to children with a variety of feeding and swallowing conditions across Colorado and throughout the nation. The program also offers unique therapy options, as well as telemedicine support for our most remote patients.
Our program is designed to support children and families living with feeding or swallowing difficulties. With our team of experts, we work to address:
Experts at our Feeding and Swallowing Program also find solutions to empower children to feed themselves if they are tube-fed or have had a previous tube placement.
The Feeding and Swallowing Clinic provides a wide range of evaluation and treatment services for children with feeding and swallowing difficulties.
Once a child has received an initial evaluation or assessment, we make recommendations regarding the most appropriate feeding therapy and treatment. Within the Feeding and Swallowing Program, we offer a number of therapies to help patients.
Our program focuses on providing a comprehensive, family-centered approach to the assessment and treatment of children with feeding and swallowing difficulties. It is not uncommon for many different aspects of a child's health, development, growth, nutrition and overall wellbeing to be affected by these challenges. That's why we offer a patient-focused treatment program that considers medical and nutritional status, motor skills, sensory systems, behavioral and emotional factors and communication into our recommendations and treatment plans.
You can reach the Feeding and Swallowing Program at 720-777-6168.