Swallowing disorder

Swallowing disorder is any difficulty in moving food from the mouth to the stomach.

Causes of swallowing disorders:

Stroke, brain trauma, Parkinson's disease, dementia, aging and other factors can cause swallowing disorders. Swallowing disorders can lead to serious consequences, such as aspiration pneumonia and death.

Common symptoms of dysphagia:

Coughing when eating, requiring multiple swallows to swallow food, eating for too long, food remaining in the mouth after eating, voice becoming cloudy and unclear after swallowing, weight loss and lack of water, etc.

Assessment of dysphagia:

Clinical Bedside Assessment, Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS), Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), etc.

Treatment of dysphagia:

Changing food texture and fluid consistency (Diet Modification), changing eating posture, safe feeding techniques, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS), electrotherapy, MDTP therapy, Myofascial Release therapy, Swallowing muscle movements, etc.

Common language barriers

Many people think that language impairment only occurs in children, but in fact, different ages also have different manifestations. Common language barriers are as follows:

Developmental Language Disorder

Developmental language disorders caused by developmental delays in children, children on the autism spectrum, learning difficulties, lack of appropriate language stimulation during the developmental stage, etc. prevent patients from accurately understanding and expressing.

Dronic articulation (difficulty speaking and articulating)

Weak oral muscle control, abnormal oral structure, such as cleft lip and palate, delayed speech development, or incorrect pronunciation due to the influence of incorrect language models.

Voice disorder

Different reasons cause excessive tension in the laryngeal muscles, damage to the structure or function of the vocal cords, and pathological changes, including hoarseness of the voice, high or low pitch, out-of-pitch, etc.

Hearing impairment

Due to congenital or acquired influences, language, pronunciation or voice are affected due to the inability to fully receive what others are saying.

Fluency disorder (stuttering)

Different reasons lead to the inability to speak fluently, such as repeated words, prolonged syllables, or sudden interruption of speech and the need to struggle for a while before continuing to speak.

Neurological communication disorder

Brain disease or trauma causes neurological communication disorders, difficulty in finding words, unclear meaning of words, and even ineffective control of oral muscles, resulting in slurred speech or affecting understanding and expression ability, such as difficulty in finding words.

Each person with a speech impairment has different needs.

The speech therapist will first conduct a detailed assessment and diagnosis of the case, and then formulate an individualized treatment plan. Through different treatment strategies, the speech therapist will provide speech therapy services to enhance communication, learning, Work and social skills, thereby improving emotional control, self-confidence, work ability and quality of life.

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