difficulty swallowing

posted on February 1, 2001 - 3:10pm
"People always think speech therapy is related to speech and not to assistive technology or swallowing disorders," says Sharon Veis, a speech-language pathologist at the Voice, Speech and Language Service and Swallowing Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. Veis says she doesn't mind being called a "speech therapist," but she and other speech professionals prefer the term used by the...
posted on August 1, 1999 - 12:56pm
If you've ever gulped a cup of coffee while simultaneously searching for car keys, packing lunch for a 5-year-old and giving directions over the phone, you probably didn't notice that a miracle was occurring literally underneath your nose. Swallowing is a seemingly simple but extraordinary act, one we usually take for granted at least until something goes wrong with the process.