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Providing the Means to Achieve

 

Our bilingual receptionist, Maybeth relays all messages in an immediate manner. You should feel confident your messages will make it to the proper party. Most likely before you’re even off the phone. Here’s a glimpse as she was in mid communication with a caller, relaying a message to one of our schedulers. There’s telling you we’ll “provide the means to achieve” and then there’s doing it. We’re #NotYourAverageClinic

By on April 4, 2018 in Autism Treatment, Cognitive Therapies, Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, General, Health Insurance 101, Hearing Impairment, Resources, Speech Therapy, Voice Disorders, What to Expect, Who We Are

Speech Therapy is not a Hard Pill to Swallow

 

Captured a Kodak moment of our Cleveland Clinic bound Clinicians as they made their way toward The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health yesterday. Sharing their insight and knowledge on the importance of swallowing and the common swallowing disorders people face that influence their health and well being. We’re not your average clinic, and Mr. B and Miss Allie are definitely NOT your average Clinicians! #ClevelandClinicReady #SwimmingForTheSunInMoreWaysThanOne

By on March 29, 2018 in Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, General, Resources, Speech Therapy, Uncategorized, What to Expect, Who We Are

National “Drink through a Straw Day”

Today is “National “Drink through a Straw Day”. To some, this may be a fun-filled day to showcase your undying love for that strawberry piña colada. But, to us here at Sfs Therapies, this day has an entirely different meaning. For many who have a feeding or swallowing disorder, use of a straw could be a way of life. Following a stroke, brain tumor or injury, the muscles of the lips and mouth may be weak, requiring a straw to drink. Elders diagnosed with dementia may find drinking with a straw to be easier, as it gives them more control over the liquid. Children diagnosed with Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy can use straws to improve the strength and movement in their lips and tongue. So, before you take drinking through a straw for granted, remember those who can’t live without it.

By on January 3, 2018 in Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, General, Resources, Speech Therapy, What to Expect, Who We Are

Improve the Safety of your Swallow

SFS Therapies is proud to announce our newest service offered!  As of the month of October, we now offer Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) for the complete evaluation of swallowing disorders!


Modified Barium Swallow Studies are the most effective way of diagnosing a swallowing disorder (dysphagia).  Now partnering with Steinberg Diagnostics, our speech pathologists will be able to take an inside look at your mouth and throat to fully diagnose your possible dysphagia.  MBSS uses an x-ray machine to be able to see the muscles and cartilages of your throat.

Patients are asked to eat and drink different consistencies mixed with barium (a substance that can be visualized on x-ray machines), while the speech pathologist assesses the swallow.  The best part is that this outpatient evaluation is FAST and results are ready immediately!  Recommendations regarding ways to improve the safety of your swallow, as well as possible therapy, will be discussed with you immediately following the evaluation.

A Modified Barium Swallow Study may be recommended if you feel you have a swallowing disorder.

If you have difficulty eating or drinking, feel that foods/drinks are going “down the wrong pipe”, or feel food “getting caught” in your throat, call SFS Therapies today for a complete assessment of your swallowing abilities.  We are constantly growing and improving to best serve the people of the Las Vegas Valley. We are #NotYourAverageClinic.

By on October 30, 2017 in Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, General, Resources, What to Expect, Who We Are

Feeding Therapy

“I never thought I would have to take my son to get his eating evaluated.”

 

Those words are often one of the first comments parents have for our clinicians when they ask about feeding therapy. Having numerous clinicians on-staff who specializes in feeding, they have the joy and passion of being a “food coach” for children and their families as they progress through the developmental process of learning to eat a variety of different foods.

 

Whether working with children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome or with a child coined the “pizza eater” of the family, the ultimate goal of feeding therapy is to establish regular, nutritious meals that are problem free and enjoyable for the entire family.

By on September 6, 2017 in Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, What to Expect
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