Swallowing Disorders In Children - Interdisciplinary Cooperation Physiotherapists with Clinical Speech Pathologist
(Part 1 - Diagnostics)

Authors: T. Nováková 1;  B. Bunová 2
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra fyzioterapie, Fakulta tělesné výchovy a sportu UK, Praha vedoucí katedry doc. PaedDr. D. Pavlů, CSc. 1;  Neštátna ambulancia klinickej logopédie, Skalica, Slovenská republika 2
Published in: Rehabil. fyz. Lék., 20, 2013, No. 1, pp. 11-16.
Category: Original Papers


Swallowing disorder in childhood is a major risk factor that endangers the health and even the life of a child. In the text we present a list of risk factors and possible symptoms of dysphagia in children. These signs require the assessment of their severity and follow-up complex examination. One of the diagnostic methods allowing evaluation mechanism of swallowing disorders is videofluoroscopy, which makes possible to distinguish the phase in which the primary fault occurs, its dependence on the consistency of the food or the position of the head to the trunk. This diagnostic together with the results of kinesiological testing can be basis for targeted therapy built on collaboration of clinical speech therapist and physiotherapist within a complex interdisciplinary child care.

dysphagia, feeding, postural child development, videofluoroscopy


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Physiotherapist, university degree Rehabilitation Sports medicine
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