Swallowing Therapy

If FEES indicates that swallowing therapy with a speech pathologist is needed, treatment may involve:

  • Texture modifications of food and liquid to ensure safe swallowing
  • Strategies to compensate for ineffective swallowing during food and liquid intake
  • Exercises to improve pharyngeal and laryngeal (throat) range-of-motion
  • Oral-motor exercises to improve lip and tongue strength and range-of-motion