Swallowing Evaluations

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Speech Language Pathologists provide comprehensive services to adults for a wide range of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders.


If the patient shows signs of aspiration (food in the airway or lungs), special tests may be required.

Speech language pathologists might use include the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and Modified Barium Swallow (MBS). This helps them assess the stages of swallowing, design the appropriate therapy program, and make safe diet/food determinations.

Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBS)

In a barium swallow the patient swallows a variety of liquids and foods mixed with barium, a substance that allows the radiologist and speech pathologist to see the swallowing process.

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

FEES assesses swallowing without X-rays. A FEES also shows how well a person swallows his/her saliva, and can show if secretions (saliva), liquids, or foods are aspirated. No preparation is necessary for the test, which takes about 10 minutes.


Swallowing Evaluation Locations

111 Salem Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
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280 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
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35 Talcottville Road
Vernon, CT 06066
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1064 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
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Bishop's Corner
334 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Blue Back Square
65 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
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1025 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Sky Top
1012 East Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
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100 Perkins Farm Drive Suite 201
Mystic, CT 06355
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40 Loeffler Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Family Health Center
5 Founders Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
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