Dysphagia (dis-fay-juh) is the medical term for a swallowing disorder, meaning a difficulty or inability to swallow. Dysphagia affects people of all ages and can have a great impact on a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being.

Speech-language pathologists — with their extensive knowledge of the anatomy involved in swallowing and speaking — are integral to supporting people with dysphagia. Speech-Language & Audiology Canada has created a number of documents and resources, to highlight the importance of speech-language pathology services:

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Dysphagia

Dysphagia poster (left) and info sheet (right)