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Children Dysphagia Service

We provide specialist assessments/interventions for children with a range of eating/drinking difficulties.

Your child might be referred to us if:

Your child is having eating/drinking difficulties and needs the   support of our specialist team.  It could be that they have difficulties with:

  • progression of feeding and drinking skills relating to their medical condition
  • physical development/global developmental delay affecting their feeding (i.e. biting, chewing and controlling food in their mouth).
  • feeding problems due to prematurity, or conditions such as heart conditions, gastrointestinal complications etc.
  • a long term condition resulting in a deterioration of feeding skills including swallowing.
  • severe sensory problems related to their medical condition   which is affecting feeding skills (e.g. related to tracheostomy, Nasogastric tube, PEG)

Or it may be that your child is not eating/drinking orally (by mouth) and has alternative feeding (e.g. Nasogastric tube or PEG).

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Walsall Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Department
Telephone
01922 605400
Website
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Children Dysphagia Service
Notes

Natalie Madden
Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist:
Tel: 01922 605400

Lynsey Evans
Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist
Tel: 01922 605820

Mikayla Profe-Fuchsloch
Paediatric Dietitian
Tel: 01922 656251

 

Where to go

Address
Blakenall Village Centre
Thames Road
Blakenall
Walsall
Postcode
WS3 1LZ

Local Offer

Contact Name
Child Development Centre
Contact Telephone
01922 605400
Needs Level
High
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
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