Feeding & Swallowing Clinic

The Feeding & Swallowing Clinic serves children and youth, from birth to 16 years of age, who are suspected of, or have, feeding and/or swallowing difficulties. A team of paediatricians, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists provide assessment and follow-up services.

If you believe your child may be experiencing feeding or swallowing difficulties, common signs include:

  • Slow feeding
  • Weak or uncoordinated suck
  • Forgetting to breathe during feeding
  • FUNN, Feeding, Swallowing Assessment ClinicRespiration or voice that is gurgly before, during or after drinking and or eating
  • Frequent respiratory problems
  • Reflux, frequent spitting up
  • Excessive drooling not associated with teething
  • Picky eater
  • Dislike of food textures
  • Refusal to eat
  • Poor weight gain
  • Delayed self-feeding skills
  • Short attention span at meal times

The clinic is by appointment only. You will need a referral to be completed by your child’s doctor.


905-576-8711 ext. 34559


Lakeridge Health Oshawa
3A, Rm. 20A

If you’re entering through the North entrance, go straight ahead, past the escalators until you reach the end of the hall. Turn left and follow that hallway to the A-wing elevator. When you reach the 3rd floor, turn right and continue to the FUNN Clinic check-in desk, which will be located on your right.

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