How speech pathologists can help you with swallowing problems

Speech pathologists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat swallowing and communication problems. They can:

  • Assess your current swallowing function and determine the cause of your swallowing problem.
  • Recommend appropriate foods and fluids, as well as strategies to improve swallowing safety.
  • Start you on swallowing therapy, if appropriate.
  • Identify the need for further investigations.
  • Liaise with other health care professionals.