From Centro Integra, located , we carry out the diagnosis and treatment of atypical swallowing through our team of Speech Therapists.
WHAT IS AN ATYPICAL SWALLOW?
During our first years of life, our way of swallowing (swallowing) is different than when we are adults. When this infantile way of swallowing persists into adulthood it is called atypical swallowing. Atypical swallowing consists of improper placement of the tongue when swallowing food . The tongue is placed between the incisors or leans against their posterior aspect at the end of the chewing phase and exerts pressure against them during the swallowing phase.
SYMPTOMS OF ATYPICAL SWALLOWING
There are a series of symptoms in atypical swallowing that can alert us to visit the speech therapist:
- If there is anterior or lateral lingual interposition
- If the muscles around the mouth contract
- If you blow instead of suck
- If there are associated head movements
- If there is an absence of contraction of the masseters
- If it is impossible to swallow with parted lips
- If saliva accumulates on the lips or at the corners
- If they spit when talking
TREATMENT OF ATYPICAL SWALLOW
Treatment by the Speech Therapist for atypical swallowing consists of correcting the position of the tongue during swallowing and also at rest, correcting the orofacial muscles, adjusting the strength of the lips, etc. through myofunctional therapy .
In addition, the establishment of nasal breathing, the adequacy of the chewing pattern and the articulation will be worked on, if necessary.
If you are looking for a speech therapist for the treatment of atypical swallowing , do not hesitate to contact us.
Other treatments that the speech therapist can help you with are:
- Language and / or speech delay
- Dyslalia , problem in the articulation of phonemes
- Dysphonia , commonly known as hoarseness
- Dysphasia , difficulty speaking and / or understanding spoken speech
- Dysarthria , difficulty controlling or coordinating the muscles that intervene in speech, or due to a weakness of the same
- A fasia is a disorder caused by lesions in the parts of the brain that control language. It can affect writing, reading, and expressing what you want to say.
- Hearing disorders
Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.