DEGLUTITION PROBLEMS AND CHEWING
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
Intervention in swallowing problems:
- Development of chewing, swallowing and sucking.
- Support the work of the dentist to prevent recurrence of dental problems.
Chewing and swallowing problems are common in children and adults. Most times these are hidden, with anxious behaviour towards food (eating almost without chewing, eating too fast), but the consequences will eventually appear. Lack of control over swallowing causes pain in the joint, jaw thrust, open bites … These issues can interfere with the work of speech therapy.
Early stimulation of the orofacial system:
- Orientation to promote proper growth of teeth.
- Prevention of swallowing problems in infants and children.
- Intervention in infants with feeding difficulties (very long takes, rejecting new foods, rejection of solid textures …).
- Work on unsuitable habits (thumb sucking, soother use past 3 years …)
Did you know that our mouth is formed according to the way we use it, for example the palate takes shape as the baby pushes the suction bottle.
There are some guidelines on how to feed your child, what materials to use (types of nipples, soother…) to facilitate correct shaping of your baby’s mouth and prevent future problems with chewing, breathing etc,
- Joint difficulties.
- Use of voice. Prevention and intervention of dysphonia.
- Breathing techniques.
Many problems arise in the voice caused by poor coordination between breathing and speech. When we take the air we need, and carry excessive tension on the vocal cords, this causes damage and generates dysphonia. By learning to breathe with correct training patterns and vocal projection, voice problems can be prevented.