What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia refers to difficulty in swallowing.

Our Speech Pathologists at Speech and Feeding Co are highly skilled therapists with a thorough understanding of swallowing disorders.

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What causes dysphagia?

Common conditions causing dysphagia include stroke, neurological disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, dementia, head and neck cancers, and respiratory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

What are some signs or symptoms of dysphagia?

  • Drooling
  • Difficulty initiating swallowing
  • Coughing, choking, throat clearing when eating or drinking
  • Wet gurgly voice before or after swallowing
  • Feeling food stuck in pharynx or upper oesophagus
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How can our speech therapists help?


We will conduct a thorough swallowing assessment to determine the cause of the difficulty. Diagnostic tools may be used to facilitate accurate assessment and diagnosis and to aid swallowing rehabilitation.


1) Modifying diet textures and liquid consistency
2) Safe feeding techniques
3) Postural Manoeuvres
4) Caregiver Training

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