The Pediatric Rehabilitation Program at Cardon Children’s Medical Center offers a comprehensive set of evaluation and treatment services to address pediatric airway, swallowing and voice disorders.
Our highly trained speech-language pathologists help children with voice disorders and airway management symptoms that affect their ability to eat, breathe or speak.
Disorders involving airway, swallowing and/or voice functions are often complex and may require treatment by more than one medical specialist. At Cardon Children’s we work with families and physicians to provide seamless care for pediatric voice disorders across multiple medical sub-specialties including pediatric otolaryngology, gastroenterology and pulmonology, as well as for the full range of diagnostic testing services.
Our unique multidisciplinary approach enhances diagnosis, management and communication of voice disorders and airway problems with primary care providers.
Pediatric patients who may benefit from our services include those with:
- Chronic cough
- Voice and resonance disorders (vocal nodules, cysts, velopharyngeal insufficiency, etc.)
- Congenital and acquired airway disorders such as laryngeal clefts, subglottic stenosis, vocal cord paralysis, laryngomalacia, primary ciliary dyskinesias
- Laryngeal papillomatosis
- Respiratory papillomatosis
- Suspected paradoxical vocal fold / cord motion – vocal cord dysfunction
- Suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease)