Dysfunctional swallowing in the pediatric patient: Clinical considerations

David N. Tuchman

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When caring for the pediatric patient with impaired or dysfunctional swallowing, the clinician must consider clinical issues unique to this age group. These include growth and development of the swallowing apparatus, maturation of feeding behavior, oral feeding and the development of parent-child bonding, and adequate nutrition for growth. This article will review these issues and examine their impact on the evaluation and treatment of the infant and child with dysfunctional swallowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Dysfunctional swallowing, infants and children
  • Pediatrics, developmental

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing


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