Feeding and Swallowing - assessment and treatments
At Global Speech and Swallow, our team of experts arfe well qualified to address your comprehensive feeding and swallowing needs. We understand how complex one's feeding/swallowing challenges may be, which is why we complete a full assessment of your needs and develop a customized solutions only for you...
Samantha Jones, Project Manager
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We offer the following services for multilingual patients for patients from different age groups (infants, children and adults)
Pre-assessment services: Before we just into our services, we provide a free pre-assessment to ensure your needs are related to the services we offer. This allows us to conduct the right assessment and not waste your time and efforts.
Free Online / Telephone screening: A member of our team will communicate with you via e-mail and/or phone to gather information to assist in deciding what services are most suitable for your individual needs
Thorough case history review: Our professional Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) will review any pertinent previous medical/social history via written documentation (as available) and spend time with you or the patient's family/primary caregiver to gain understanding into each individual's current needs/abilities and gain a view of the overall challenges being faced
Oral Mechanism Examination: A thorough examination of all of the structures used for speech and swallowing MOVE TO COMPREHENSIVE ASSMNT
Clinical Swallow Evaluation- includes small trials of various amounts and presentations of food and liquid to determine current swallow functional status, determine the safety of swallow/risk for possible aspiration, determine most appropriate diet, and determine potential compensatory strategies/swallowing guidelines
Feeding Evaluation (infants/pedatrics)- thorough clinical observation of one's respiratory support/body mechanics/oral motor coordination and functioning, includes thorough investigation of individual's food/liquid repertoire, observation of potential behavioral feeding issues
Post assessment review: Once our experts have conducted a comprehensive assessment, we will review our observations with you to discuss the possible alternatives.
Discussion of the proposed treatment plan: customize a treatment plan based on the results/recommendations of the assessment and the patient/family's needs with regard to the approaches taken in treatment and flexibility of scheduling, location[multiple office locations across Chicagoland], method [individual vs group, in-person vs via web/video-conferencing]
Referrlas to other appropriate healthcare professionals: If our assessment indicates a need for other healthcare services in addition to Speech-Language Pathology services, we will provide you with resources and assist in arranging a visit with the appropriate healthcare professional for you to optomize your healthcare solutions.