Feeding and Swallowing Team (FAST) Clinic
The Pediatric GI Feeding and Swallowing Team (FAST) clinic provides consultative multidisciplinary assessment of aeordigestive disorders. The primary goal of the clinic is to provide coordinated team input from occupational therapy, nutrition, nursing and gastroenterology physician perspectives and to liaise closely with community providers for comprehensive and ongoing care. Patients assessments can include a clinical feeding and swallowing assessment as part of the consultative or follow up encounter. Further evaluations, if deemed appropriate, include videofluoroscopic swallowing study, upper GI contrast study and upper endoscopy; these specialized investigations would be booked separately from clinic visits. The FAST clinic actively provides collaborative care with multiple pediatric subspecialty and surgical services, as well with regional children’s development and treatment centres.
For more information, visit the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Clinic page for patients and families.
Patients/Conditions To Refer
Patients referred to FAST clinic include those presenting with pediatric feeding disorders arising from medical, nutritional or feeding skill dysfunction. Referrals are triaged with priority for those patients presenting with concerns regarding feeding safety, including risk of aspiration and/or aspiration pneumonia.
Referral & Contact Information
Phone: 3E clinic 905-521-2100 ext. 75013
Pediatric Gastroenterology Recommended Workup Prior to Referral
Download referral form.
- In-person visits
- Virtual consultations
Estimated Wait Times
3 – 12 months