Feeding and Swallowing Clinic
Every Wednesday, 8.30am-4.30pm
A team of professionals, including Speech & Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists conduct assessments, on referrals made for in-house clients with feeding, swallowing, and/or oro-motor and/or sensory issues to facilitate safe and better eating, drinking and swallowing skills.
The clinic provides appropriate recommendations on safe feeding techniques, and use of feeding adaptive devices for continual implementation at
school and home. The feeding devices and oro-motor tools are given or loaned at a subsidised cost.
In addition, the clinic has the expertise to provide NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation (Vitalstim Therapy) for children and adults with swallowing issues. This intervention is one-of-its kind for the treatment of dysphagia and is only provided to selected clients who meet the intake criteria upon a detailed assessment by the SLPs.
Furthermore, the clinic engages a Registered Dietitian once a quarter, to provide consultation for children and adults requiring nutritional and diet modifications and supplements.
Functions of the Clinic
- Identifies the nature of feeding and swallowing difficulties, their causes, and ramifications and provides intervention for clients with feeding and swallowing problems by working closely with teachers, parents and caregivers.
- Makes appropriate recommendations on feeding techniques, strategies and/or use of feeding adaptive devices for continual implementation at school and home.
- Provides parents/caregivers with feeding special assistive devices (e.g. special spoon, bottle, cup, plate, etc.) and oral motor tools depending on the availability of items at nominal charges.
- Conducts training courses on “Foundation skills for handling clients with eating and swallowing disorders, and Foundation skills for handling clients with food refusal issues” for Caregivers, Parents, and Foreign Domestic Workers. These courses are approved for Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) and Foreign Domestic Workers’ Grant (FDWG) by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
Referrals to the clinic
Referrals can be made for individuals with feeding and/or swallowing difficulties by an allied health professional, interventionist or teacher within the association (Referral Form) and by a health and/or allied health professional for individuals in the out-patient programme.
The clinic is conducted on the second Wednesday of every month, from 9.00am until 3.00pm, unless notified otherwise.
For further information, please contact
Speech and Language Pathology Department at Level 3
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
Tel: 6585 5631/32