Pediatric Dysphagia

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Abstract

Feeding and swallowing disorders during childhood are on the increase and typically occur in conjunction with multiple and complex medical, health, and developmental conditions. A multidisciplinary approach is essential for the evaluation of these disorders and the prompt initiation of appropriate treatment. Following a brief description of the terms feeding and swallowing, this article provides an overview of the available epidemiologic data on dysphagia and its common diagnostic conditions, impact, evaluation, and management in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-851
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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