Swallowing difficulty apps

Apps to support people with swallowing problems

Swallowing difficulties may be caused by conditions such as a stroke, head injury, dementia and cancer (such as mouth cancer or oesophageal cancer). Swallowing difficulties can relate to problems with your mouth, throat or oesophagus (the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach). The following apps may be used to support rehabilitation in people with swallowing problems, together with other treatments recommended by their health professional.  
Note: The medical term for swallowing difficulties is dysphagia.

App Features Clinical score

Swallow RehApp 

  • Dysphagia exercise plan 
  • Education and information
  • Track progress
  • Dysphagia diet and recipes
  • Available from the App Store only
  • Cost: $3.99
  • Read more about Swallow RehApp

Swallow Prompt

  • Reminders to swallow
  • Tone or vibration reminders
  • Available from Google Play and App Store
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Swallow Prompt

SmallTalk Dysphagia 

  • A library of pictures and icons
  • Has a human voice over
  • Demonstration videos
  • Available from the App Store
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about SmallTalk Dysphagia

Aspiration Disorders

  • Anatomical illustrations
  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Available from the App Store
  • Cost: $4.99
  • Read more about Aspiration Disorders

If used by patients in isolation:

If used within a consultation with a speech language therapist:


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