Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) can result after any injury or illness that affects the brain’s ability to control the processes involved in swallowing.
Dysphagia can be managed and improved, with therapy and strategies tailored to suit your individual circumstances.
Although we may swallow around 700-900 times a day without thinking about it, when swallowing is disrupted, we realise how complicated the process really is. It can have a significant impact on your enjoyment of food and drink. Our goal is to make you feel safe to eat and drink again.
As experienced and well trained Speech Pathologists, we can show you therapy and strategies that can improve your quality of life. So, if you require dysphagia therapy, get in touch with Vanessa Sciacca Adult Speech Pathology and book an appointment.
Vanessa Sciacca Adult Speech Pathology provides services for her clients experiencing swallowing difficulties across the Central Coast. The reasons for your swallowing difficulties will first be diagnosed, then a personalised treatment plan is created.
Your treatment plan may involve advice on food textures, strategies to eat and drink more safely or swallowing exercises. This will help to improve your swallow and will make eating and drinking safer and enjoyable. Further referral for diagnostic tests may also be required, and Vanessa will always liaise closely with your GP and treating healthcare team to ensure the most appropriate management.
Vanessa Sciacca Adult Speech Pathology can also help with saliva management, an embarrasing problem you don’t need to put up with. Vanessa will identify the underlying cause of this, with treatment focused on teaching you ways to control your saliva problem.
There is no need to put up with drooling and the embarrassment it causes.