Swallowing and Feeding Services in the Schools: From Therapy to the Dinner Table Addressing swallowing and feeding in a school system is a team effort. Working closely with parents is essential to the student's progress. This article profiles swallowing and feeding intervention by a school-based team with a 5-year-old Down's Syndrome student with dysphagia and behavioral feeding disorders. The team was able to ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2015
Swallowing and Feeding Services in the Schools: From Therapy to the Dinner Table
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Emily M. Homer
    Department of Speech/Language/Hearing, St. Tammany Parish Schools, Covington, LA
  • Patricia Carbajal
    Department of Speech and Language Therapy, St. Tammany Parish School, Covington, LA
  • Financial Disclosure: Emily M. Homer is coordinator of the Speech/Language/Hearing Therapy Program at St. Tammany Parish Schools. Patricia Carbajal is a speech-language therapist at St. Tammany Parish School.
    Financial Disclosure: Emily M. Homer is coordinator of the Speech/Language/Hearing Therapy Program at St. Tammany Parish Schools. Patricia Carbajal is a speech-language therapist at St. Tammany Parish School.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Emily M. Homer has previously published in the subject area. Patricia Carbajal has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Emily M. Homer has previously published in the subject area. Patricia Carbajal has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2015
Swallowing and Feeding Services in the Schools: From Therapy to the Dinner Table
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2015, Vol. 24, 155-161. doi:10.1044/sasd24.4.155
History: Received April 21, 2015 , Revised July 26, 2015 , Accepted July 27, 2015
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2015, Vol. 24, 155-161. doi:10.1044/sasd24.4.155
History: Received April 21, 2015; Revised July 26, 2015; Accepted July 27, 2015

Addressing swallowing and feeding in a school system is a team effort. Working closely with parents is essential to the student's progress. This article profiles swallowing and feeding intervention by a school-based team with a 5-year-old Down's Syndrome student with dysphagia and behavioral feeding disorders. The team was able to work successfully with the parents which resulted in the student making significant progress both at school and in the home setting.

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