The Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Program at Children's Hospital treats children of all ages with any feeding or swallowing problem. We work closely with your child's medical team, such as specialists in medical nutrition therapy, gastroenterology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, cardiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy. We will address your unique needs.
Appointments for feeding evaluations and therapy require a doctor's order. We will contact you to schedule your appointment. You will receive information about your child's visit and forms to complete by mail.
Licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists perform all services. They have specialized training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
Our therapists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). All our therapists are licensed to practice in Tennessee.
Our program experts are part of the speech-language pathology staff at Children's Hospital. We partner with the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences.