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Stollery Outpatient Feeding and Swallowing Clinic   at
Stollery Children's Hospital
Connect Care Specialty: Rehabilitation
Connect Care Department: EDM STO WMC PED FEED/SWALLOW
Estimated time to routine appointment: Not Available
Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
The Stollery Outpatient Feeding and Swallowing Clinic provides consultation and assessment to children with swallowing concerns or dysphagia in the absence of an underlying developmental or neurological diagnosis.Swallowing concerns may be due to suspected or known anatomic/physiologic impairments of the mouth, throat, airway, or digestive system. The feeding or swallowing concerns may also be due to an underlying medical condition such as a cardiac, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, or oncology related diagnosis.

Presenting concerns may include:
  • weak or uncoordinated sucking
  • trouble coordinating breathing and swallowing
  • impaired growth / nutrition or dehydration
  • noisy breathing or airway congestion during and/or after feeding
  • hoarse / wet voice or throat clearing while eating or drinking
  • changes in color or state during feeding
  • coughing or choking during meals
  • frequent respiratory illnesses or pneumonia suggestive of pulmonary aspiration
Once the referral is received, it is reviewed and triaged by the Speech-Language Pathologist. A parent questionnaire is typically then mailed to the family to be completed and returned prior to an appointment being scheduled.

A Speech-Language Pathologist will complete the initial clinical feeding and swallowing evaluation and determine the need for further instrumental assessment (i.e., Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) or Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)). Follow-up visits will be scheduled as required.

Visit the PEAS (Pediatric Eating and Swallowing) website to find relevant information for families and care providers of children with an eating, feeding and swallowing disorder.
The Stollery Outpatient Feeding and Swallowing Clinic provides consultation and assessment to children with swallowing concerns or dysphagia in the absence of an underlying developmental or neurological diagnosis.Swallowing concerns may be due to suspected or known anatomic/physiologic impairments of the mouth, throat, airway, or digestive system. The feeding or swallowing concerns may also be due to an underlying medical condition such as a cardiac, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, or oncology related diagnosis.

Presenting concerns may include:
  • weak or uncoordinated sucking
  • trouble coordinating breathing and swallowing
  • impaired growth / nutrition or dehydration
  • noisy breathing or airway congestion during and/or after feeding
  • hoarse / wet voice or throat clearing while eating or drinking
  • changes in color or state during feeding
  • coughing or choking during meals
  • frequent respiratory illnesses or pneumonia suggestive of pulmonary aspiration
Once the referral is received, it is reviewed and triaged by the Speech-Language Pathologist. A parent questionnaire is typically then mailed to the family to be completed and returned prior to an appointment being scheduled.

A Speech-Language Pathologist will complete the initial clinical feeding and swallowing evaluation and determine the need for further instrumental assessment (i.e., Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) or Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)). Follow-up visits will be scheduled as required.

Visit the PEAS (Pediatric Eating and Swallowing) website to find relevant information for families and care providers of children with an eating, feeding and swallowing disorder.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Connect Care Department Specialty:  Rehabilitation
Referral must come from an MD or nurse practitioner who agrees to order a feeding/swallowing assessment and management with videofluoroscopy and/or endoscopy.

Referring providers may also complete the paper referral form and fax it to 780-407-6586. Outpatient Services Feeding and Swallowing Referral
Connect Care Department Specialty:  Rehabilitation
Referral must come from an MD or nurse practitioner who agrees to order a feeding/swallowing assessment and management with videofluoroscopy and/or endoscopy.

Referring providers may also complete the paper referral form and fax it to 780-407-6586. Outpatient Services Feeding and Swallowing Referral
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals will be triaged and prioritized according to urgency.
Referrals will be triaged and prioritized according to urgency.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
This is not an emergency service.  If you have concerns that require assessment within 24 hours, please proceed to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care facility.
This is not an emergency service.  If you have concerns that require assessment within 24 hours, please proceed to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care facility.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Children 0 to 17 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:
  • For children with a neurological or developmental diagnosis, please refer to the Glenrose Feeding & Swallowing Clinic (Fax: 780-735-7930).
  • For children less than 5 years of age experiencing difficulties with texture progression, feeding refusal, selective eating, sensory issues/gagging, or mealtime family dynamics, please refer to Preschool Rehabilitation Services (Ph: 780-735-3491).  
  • For children with home tube feeds, please refer to the Pediatric Home Nutrition Support Program (Fax: 780-407-8502).
Children 0 to 17 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:
  • For children with a neurological or developmental diagnosis, please refer to the Glenrose Feeding & Swallowing Clinic (Fax: 780-735-7930).
  • For children less than 5 years of age experiencing difficulties with texture progression, feeding refusal, selective eating, sensory issues/gagging, or mealtime family dynamics, please refer to Preschool Rehabilitation Services (Ph: 780-735-3491).  
  • For children with home tube feeds, please refer to the Pediatric Home Nutrition Support Program (Fax: 780-407-8502).
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
  • Communication of referral receipt to referral source will occur within 7 calendar days.
  • Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral source will occur within 14 calendar days.
  • Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
PHONE
780-407-8859
REFERRAL PHONE
780-407-8859
REFERRAL FAX
780-407-6586
LINKED SPECIALISTS
CLICK + TO VIEW REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Investigation Timing
Additional Details
Airway structure
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Choking
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Difficulty in swallowing
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Dysphagia
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Oropharyngeal dysphagia
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Pulmonary aspiration
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Suck-swallow incoordination
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Videofluoroscopy swallow
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
   
 
ADDRESS
Unit 1G1.11, Speech and Audiology
8440 112 Street
Edmonton Alberta
T6G 2B7
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 
DIRECTIONS
The Stollery Children’s Hospital is located in the Walter C. Mackenzie centre located on the University of Alberta campus. There is a patient drop-off and pickup area at the main entrance of the hospital on the east building on 112th street and 84th avenue, directly north of the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital’s emergency departments.                                                                                      Bus stops at 112 and 114 St
LRT Health Sciences station is located west across 114 St.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital is located in the Walter C. Mackenzie centre located on the University of Alberta campus. There is a patient drop-off and pickup area at the main entrance of the hospital on the east building on 112th street and 84th avenue, directly north of the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital’s emergency departments.                                                                                      Bus stops at 112 and 114 St
LRT Health Sciences station is located west across 114 St.
 
PHONE
780-407-8859
 
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities. Public parking is GST exempt. Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies.
Machines provide no change.Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
Parking Office accepts payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities. Public parking is GST exempt. Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies.
Machines provide no change.Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
Parking Office accepts payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque.
 
EMAIL
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
 
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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