Development of Swallowing Function Along the Prenatal to Postnatal Continuum Developmental information is the cornerstone of diagnosis and intervention in pediatric dysphagia. Ongoing research has refined specific parameters of growth and development of the swallow from the prenatal through the postnatal period. The intent of this article is to review the latest findings regarding normal development of feeding/swallowing from the ... Student Abstracts
Student Abstracts  |   October 01, 2008
Development of Swallowing Function Along the Prenatal to Postnatal Continuum
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Donna Scarborough
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Jeri Miller
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Kara Fletcher
    Division of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Student Abstracts   |   October 01, 2008
Development of Swallowing Function Along the Prenatal to Postnatal Continuum
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2008, Vol. 17, 78-83. doi:10.1044/sasd17.3.78
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2008, Vol. 17, 78-83. doi:10.1044/sasd17.3.78
Abstract

Developmental information is the cornerstone of diagnosis and intervention in pediatric dysphagia. Ongoing research has refined specific parameters of growth and development of the swallow from the prenatal through the postnatal period. The intent of this article is to review the latest findings regarding normal development of feeding/swallowing from the time the fetus is in utero through the postnatal period. This information may provide clinicians valuable tools to make adaptations within the clinical decision making process.

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