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MUNYO, Alicia; PALERMO, Silvia; CASTELLANOS, Lorena  and  HEGUERTE, Viviana. Swallowing disorders in newborns, infants and children. Speech therapist and audiology’s approach. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2020, vol.91, n.3, pp.161-165.  Epub June 01, 2020. ISSN 0004-0584.

This paper includes various aspects of the swallowing process: anatomy, physiology and development. We hereby describe the swallowing evaluation methods used by Speech and Audiology Therapists. We define the patients’ pathologies and/or conditions that may require a specific approach. Finally, we include the clinical manifestations of swallowing disorders in newborns, infants and children and the general characteristics of speech and audiology therapy.

Keywords : Deglutition; Deglutition disorders; Newborn; Infant; Child.

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