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At Long Island Stuttering & Speech Pathology, we identify and treat the root causes of feeding and swallowing disorders in infants, children, teens, and adults.


Signs & Symptoms

Feeding and swallowing disorders can cause delays in oral motor development, poor nutritional intake, and/or sensory feeding issues. Here are a few signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Gurgly/wet voice before or after swallowing

  • Choking, gagging, coughing, or pauses in breathing when eating

  • Tongue, lip, and oral motor muscle weakness and/or function

  • Prolonged drooling and/or poor lip closure

  • Stuffing and pocketing of food inside the mouth

  • Mealtimes that typically last longer than 30-40 minutes at a time

  • Picky eating

  • Strong food aversions, avoidances, and refusals

  • Behavior problems during meals

  • Sleepiness during feedings

  • Poor weight gain

  • Messy Eating


If any of these apply, an evaluation is recommended.

Feeding & Swallowing Evaluations

We will begin by gathering information to determine an accurate diagnosis and form a meaningful treatment plan. At Long Island Stuttering & Speech Pathology, our feeding and swallowing evaluations include the following: 

  • Case history (including associated medical diagnoses, sensory issues, history of recurrent pneumonia, presence of reflux, tube feeding, etc.)

  • Oral motor examination

  • 7-day meal history

  • Observation of feeding, chewing, and swallowing patterns using a variety of textures, consistencies, colors, and smells


Once the evaluation is complete, we will provide you with a written report of our findings and recommendations. If needed, we will provide a referral to other medical professionals including physicians, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, developmental pediatricians, and nutritionists.


Sensory Feeding

  • Exploring and interacting with foods in a playful setting

  • Interacting with foods that have different temperatures & textures

  • Increasing the variety of foods that your child will eat

  • More positive mealtime experiences for the whole family

  • Parent education and support for using feeding strategies at home

Child working to improve oral motor skills through feeding and swallowing therapy

Oral Motor & Swallowing Therapy

  • Improving muscle function for sucking, biting, chewing, swallowing, & managing saliva

  • Using oral motor tools, foods, & exercises to develop new feeding skills in a fun & non-invasive way

  • Improved oral motor skills for feeding & swallowing

  • Home programming for continued progress between sessions


Get Started Today!

Long Island Stuttering & Speech Pathology is accepting new clients for speech, stuttering, feeding, and myofunctional therapy. Online services are accessible to individuals throughout New York state, and clinic-based services are offered to residents of Long Island.

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