ASHA’s Developmental Milestones: Feeding and Swallowing
When do babies start to show interest in adult food? When do they begin to chew food, and drink from an open straw or cup? Stefanie LaManna, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, ASHA Associate Director of Healthcare Services (Speech-Language Pathology), explains the feeding and swallowing skills that parents and caregivers should expect their young children to master by age; why some children have trouble meeting these milestones; and where to find help if a child is having difficulties eating or drinking. View ASHA’s milestones checklists at on.asha.org/dev-milestones.