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Can speech pathology aid in the treatment of dysphagia?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most speech pathologists are also trained in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.

In brief: Yes

Most speech pathologists are also trained in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. TED FEDER
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SP Therapy: Yes

Speech pathology will not aid dysphagia, but treating a speech pathology problem can help treat dysphagia.
Depending on the cause of the dysphagia, speech pathology treatment/therapy can aid in resolving dysphagia. For example, some speech pathology exercises re-train the muscles for both speech and swallowing.

In brief: SP Therapy: Yes

Speech pathology will not aid dysphagia, but treating a speech pathology problem can help treat dysphagia.
Depending on the cause of the dysphagia, speech pathology treatment/therapy can aid in resolving dysphagia. For example, some speech pathology exercises re-train the muscles for both speech and swallowing.
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER
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