Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

Individuals with special needs such as those with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, global developmental delay, oral motor difficulties etc., may encounter difficulties in feeding and swallowing. A team of professionals, including Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and Occupational Therapists (OT) conduct the clinic once a month for in-house clients with feeding and swallowing issues to facilitate better eating, drinking and oro-motor skills.

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.

Operating Hours

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
Fax: 6585 5603
Email: slp@cpas.org.sg

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