Mrs. Stuckey is board certified and trained to assess and treat all types of feeding and swallowing disorders. Because the muscles that are used for speaking are the same ones used for eating, a speech-language pathologist is recognized as the most appropriate medical professional to address feeding issues. These issues can include newborns and infants struggling with nursing, toddlers having difficulty transitioning to or past purees or soft chewable foods, or older children who, on the surface, seem to be picky eaters, but who may in fact have muscle weakness that manifests itself in food aversions.
Excessive drooling or difficulty in orally manipulating solids and liquids are other examples of issues addressed in feeding therapy. We also specialize in dysphasia (swallowing) therapy associated with Cerebral Palsy, aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and genetic abnormalities.