What is a stroke? A stroke is when a clogged or burst artery interrupts blood flow to the brain. This interruption of blood flow deprives the brain of needed oxygen..
Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS)
Do you have problems swallowing? You may have already had a swallowing test with a speech-language pathologist, also called an SLP. During this test you may have tried different foods..
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Children
What are feeding and swallowing disorders? Feeding disorders include problems gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew, or swallow it. For example, a child who cannot pick up food..
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD)
What are orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD)? With OMD, the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. The tongue may lie too far forward during rest or..
The Importance of Play
Stages of play is a theory and classification of children's participation in play developed by Mildred Parten in 1932. Parten recognized six different types of play: Unoccupied (play) – when..