Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

At the Feeding Clinic, a part of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, we are dedicated to helping children who have difficulties with feeding or swallowing.  These problems are often associated with medical conditions or developmental delays or disabilities including:

  • Prematurity
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital syndromes (i.e., Down Syndrome)
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Congenital cardiac conditions
  • Chronic lung disease/bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Failure to thrive
  • Autism/pervasive developmental disorders

Your child has access to expert, individualized care from our multi-specialty team.  Our team includes:

  • Developmental pediatrician
  • Speech- language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Social worker
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses

If you believe your child should be evaluated by one of our specialists, please ask your child’s doctor for a referral.

Preparing for your child's swallow study

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Schedule an appointment

  • Portland: 503-494-8095
  • Eugene: 541-744-6540


OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
700 S.W. Campus Drive,
Seventh floor
Portland, OR  97239
Map and directions

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
Clinical Services Building
University of Oregon
901 E. 18th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

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