What to Expect
Evaluation and treatment is handled by a team with strong clinical experience in how the voice relates to swallowing and breathing. We develop a customized treatment plan for comprehensive care of each patient and their specific needs, based on our evaluation findings. Our team is experienced in evaluating swallowing problems and velopharyngeal insufficiency (a faulty closing of the soft palate muscle in the mouth during speech that allows air to escape through the nose instead of the mouth). Our experts incorporate voice-specific technology designed for children for the most thorough examinations possible. We also offer skilled pediatric-specific speech therapy with several voice-focused speech and language pathologists, who specialize in voice disorders.
In the situations where surgery is the most appropriate treatment, most of the procedures can be performed endoscopically (through the mouth without any skin incisions), and in some children, the procedures might be done in an outpatient setting.