[Editors note. This mini-series was a collaborative effort by Sharon C. Meier, MS CCC-SLP (Able Speech and Voice in Osprey, Florida), Jan Pryor, MA CCC-SLP BCS-S, and Ellen Conover, MS CF-SLP. Part one focuses on swallowing disorder symptoms; part two, to be published next week, focuses on what to expect during an initial swallowing assessment. NFOSD would like to thank each of our contributing authors.]
How do you know if you have a swallowing problem? There are many symptoms that indicate you may need to see a swallowing specialist.