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Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing and if it persists, it could lead to weight loss, dehydration, malnutrition, social isolation, choking and/or aspiration pneumonia.
Speech and Voice
A speech disorder is a condition in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Some common speech disorders are dysarthria, apraxia, stuttering or voice impairments. A person's voice quality may be altered. For example, hoarse or raspy voice, change in pitch, change in volume, running out of air during a sentence.
Difficulty with any aspect of communication that is affected by disruption of cognition. Some examples of cognitive processes include attention, memory, organization, problem-solving/reasoning, and executive functions. Problems in these areas can affect verbal and nonverbal communication. This can ultimately negatively impact can affect activities of daily living, and academic and work performance
Aphasia is a language disorder that occurs when you have a brain injury/damage (i.e stroke). Aphasia makes it difficult for people to understand, speak, read and/or write.
Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) requires the use of a flexible laryngoscope that is passed transnasally and positioned to view the base of the tongue, pharynx, and larynx during food trials to objectively assess a person's swallow. We will travel to your skilled nursing facility, nursing home/long-term care facility, subacute facility, LTACH, acute care, or ENT offices to perform the FEES procedure.
Disorders that may impact these skills may include but are not limited to the following:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Head & Neck Cancer