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Inova L. J. Murphy Children's Hospital > Pediatric Services > Children's Feeding and Swallowing Center

Children's Feeding and Swallowing Center


Father attempting to feed toddler

The Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center at Inova Children's at Inova Loudoun Hospital provides outpatient evaluation and treatment for a wide spectrum of feeding disorders, food aversions and swallowing problems experienced by premature infants, neonates and children up through adolescence.


Contact us

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 703-858-6667. Please note that a physician referral is required prior to treatment.


Our Team

Meet our specially trained team

Our experienced and specially trained team – including speech, occupational and physical therapists, a dietitian and your chld's physician – will apply a caring and collaborative approach to implement the STEPS approach:

  • Sensory processing and skill development
  • Training patients, family and caregivers 
  • Encouragement and education 
  • Physical positioning for optimal performance 
  • Swallowing success in a hierarchy of foods
Specialized Programs and Services

Our clinicians can help your child with the following:

  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Outpatient evaluations
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Family education/training
  • Sensory integration training
  • Specialist referral as needed (to pediatric gastroenterologists, FNI physicians, behaviorists, psychologists, pulmonologists, lactation consultants)

Our advanced medical program includes therapy for children who are tube- fed or who have limited oral feeding. 

Please note: A referral from your physician and insurance is required prior to treatment.

Patient Information

Patient registration

Download this packet and complete your patient registration forms in advance of your appointment.