Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

Clinic Overview:

The Marshall University Feeding and Swallowing Clinic is a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic within the Speech and Hearing Center located in Smith Hall 143. We provide assessments of infants, children and adolescents who have feeding, eating or swallowing problems.

The ability to consume food is one most of us take for granted, but for many children, getting the proper nourishment is far from simple. At Marshall University’s Swallowing and Feeding Clinic, an interdisciplinary team of specialists will provide your child with the skills necessary to treat feeding or swallowing problems.

Feeding and swallowing problems require a comprehensive approach as they are extremely complex and surprisingly common in children. Without adequate treatment, these disorders can have lasting effects on a child’s emotional and physical development.

Feeding difficulties can be caused by behavioral problems, developmental issues and a wide range of medical conditions. Our center serves children with various medical diagnoses on a case by case basis.

Clinic Objectives:

  • Improve eating skills and behaviors
  • Improve physical growth and development
  • Improve the nutritional status of children

 Making an Appointment

There is often a waiting list so it is essential that families make every attempt to keep your scheduled appointment. If you cannot keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can try to bring in another family from our waiting list. If you have already confirmed the appointment and then need to cancel, please call Pam Holland at 304-696-2985 as soon as possible or no later than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of your appointment. Families who fail to let us know that they are cancelling will be re-scheduled only when there is not a waiting list.

We are a collaborative clinic and want to make every attempt at ensuring success once families leave our clinic. Each family is welcome to bring other family members, including children, teachers, aides, therapists or others to the visit. We encourage other professionals and families to bring results of any assessments or treatment notes that may be beneficial for the team.


If you have questions about the Marshall University Feeding and Swallowing Clinic, please contact Pam Holland at (304)-696-2985 or holland@marshall.edu.