The dedicated clinic team evaluate and treat children who are at a developmentally appropriate age for diagnosis and intervention, generally children who are at least four years old.
Common conditions treated in the clinic:
- Oromotor Dysfunction: This is an inability to control the muscles of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and those involved in swallowing. This condition can interfere with speech and cause excessive drooling.
- Sialorrhea: This is characterized by excessive drooling or salivation, a common problem in neurologically impaired patients, including children with developmental delays or cerebral palsy. Sialorrhea is associated with physical and psychosocial complications, including chapping, dehydration, odor, and social stigmatization, which can be devastating for patients and their families.
We practice a family-centered approach to care and you are an important member of your child's care team. In addition to a superior clinical program, our team teaches you how to help manage your child's condition and recognize complications. The clinic coordinates with all of the necessary specialists to ensure that each patient receives a personal treatment plan that meets each child's unique needs and promotes healthy development.
The Division of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at Children's National
From ear infections to complex surgery, Children's National ear, nose and throat specialists provide kid-friendly care in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.