At Ridge Zeller Therapy, we use a multidisciplinary approach and evidenced-based and best clinical practices in evaluating and treating your child's feeding and swallowing concerns (dysphasia).
Our licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologists will look at several factors, including, the child’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and specific swallowing and feeding problems, review current feeding and swallowing issues, and align our expertise to provide the highest quality of care in meeting your child's unique needs.
We emphasize parent and family education and involvement and include home-based strategies to achieve the best outcomes.
Signs of Feeding and Swallowing Concerns
Signs and symptoms vary based on a child’s age and developmental level. They may include the following:
We provide therapy service in schools, homes, on-line and in our clinic located in Chandler.
At Ridge Zeller Therapy, treatment is individualized to meet the specific needs of your child.
Our licensed and certified speech therapists are trained in a wide range of dysphasia treatments. We take into account readiness for oral feeding, communication, and physical conditions that require consideration of best feeding methods to maximize safe feeding and swallowing.
Your Speech-Language Pathologist will complete a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan individualized to meet your child's unique needs.
Treatment decisions take into account your child’s needs, family views and preferences, and the setting where services are provided. We provide prevention information to families as well as individuals working with your child, and provide education to prevent complications related to feeding and swallowing disorders.
In some cases, your child may be referred to other professionals as needed to rule out other health conditions.
The professional in charge of each individual’s speech-language therapy program is known as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). The SLP will work with each individual to design a program that meets the unique needs of that person. Meaningful activities will be developed to make therapy interesting and effective in meeting goals.