Swallowing Evaluation and Treatment

The OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is open!
We are following safety precautions recommended by the Ohio Department of Health to protect the health and safety of everyone in our clinic, including required use of masks for all individuals. Please give us a call to learn more and schedule an appointment!

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Are you or someone you know having difficulty swallowing? This might include symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty chewing
  • Throat clearing or coughing with eating
  • Feeling food or liquids get stuck in your throat
  • Recurrent pneumonia related to aspiration (food or liquid going down into lungs)
  • Weight loss or dehydration from not being able to eat/drink enough

The medical term for this is dysphagia. It can occur for a variety of reasons in adults including but not limited to:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Stroke
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Autoimmune disorders

Children can also have difficulty feeding and swallowing related to:

  • Prematurity
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Respiratory problems

Our clinic can provide clinical swallow screening and evaluation, referral for instrumental assessment and therapy as recommended. We currently offer services including:

  • Conventional therapy with swallow and non-swallow techniques
  • Surface electromyography with Mobili-T ®
  • Device-driven lingual strengthening with a Tongueometer ™
  • Device-driven therapy with Expiratory and Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training
    • EMST 75™ & 150™ available + inspiratory adapter

National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association (OSLHA)

Mobili-T® (TrueAngle)

EMST™

Tongueometer™

If you would like to inquire further about our services or schedule an appointment, please contact the clinic using the information below.

Room 141 Pressey Hall

1070 Carmack Road

Columbus, OH 43210

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Phone: 614 292-6251

TTY: 614 292-6251

Fax: 614 292-5723