Dysphagia and
Feeding Disturbance Clinic

The Dysphagia and Feeding Disturbance Clinic is designed to assist families and therapist involved with children and youth who present with significant and persistent swallowing and feeding problems.


  • Children between 0 and 17 years of age (or 18 to 21 years of age if still attending high school), with a complex swallowing or feeding problem in the context of a physical or sensorial impairment.
  • Client actively followed at the Centre

Services offered:

This monthly clinic involves a multidisciplinary assessment to aid in the identification of factors potentially contributing to or aggravating swallowing and feeding problems. The clinical findings and recommendations for management of the swallowing and feeding problem are discussed with the family immediately following the assessment.

A multidisciplinary team of professionals working in collaboration to respond to the needs identified by the client/parents from the following disciplines:

  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychology

Links with the child’s medical treating team are made to encourage a global view of the problems and ensure continuity between the partners. When necessary referrals to other specialists are made in conjunction with the implicated hospitals.

Treating therapists are responsible of the implementation of the recommendations of the Dysphagia and Feeding Disturbance Clinic.
A follow up visit with the Clinic's specialist is available. It may be for coaching on rehabilitation techniques, reviewing of medical results, for education or support to the family, or for professionals according to the needs.

Services are offered:

  • At the Mackay Site

To access services:

  • Referral from MMRC treating therapist is required
  • Forms available from clinic administrative agent are to be completed by the therapists and parents

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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