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Gerasimos Milathianakis

Senior Speech & Language Therapist
Feeding and Swallowing Specialist
DHA License Number: 06399754-001

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Gerasimos Milathianakis is a speech therapist with 12 years of experience, specializing in feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Throughout his career, he has worked with children with various conditions, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, dysphagia, and degenerative diseases.

Gerasimos is a member of the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Approaches for the Improvement of the Quality of Life (QoLab) of the Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece. He is also an external collaborator Speech Therapist at the ENT Clinic of the University General Hospital of Heraklion, where he examines and monitors patients with swallowing disorders.

Gerasimos earned his Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy from the Technological Educational Institute of Patras. He also holds a his Master of Public Health from the University of Crete, where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Swallowing Disorders. His research focuses on feeding and swallowing disorders, and he regularly participates in related conferences and events.

He is fluent in English and Greek and he can offer therapeutic support in both languages.


  • A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy
  • Adult & Pediatric Dysphagia. Interpreting the MBSS and Planning Treatment
  • Basic principles of tongue and lip – tie management. A multidisciplinary approach
  • Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management
  • Feeding Therapy: A Sensory – Motor Approach
  • GET PERMISSION Approach©
  • Integrated VoiceTherapy
  • Langmore Foundation FEES Course
  • Manual Therapy for Speech and Swallowing Disorders. LeMonte Technique
  • Neuromuscular Taping for Feeding, Swallowing and Speech disorders intervention
  • Normal Swallowing 101: Clinical Workshop
  • Practice in Functional Verbal Communication of Non-Speech individuals with Autism or related Disorders: Applied Behavioral Analysis (A.B.A.) and Oral Placement Therapy (O.P.T.)
  • The CAN-EAT Approach, Using medical, nutritional, motor, strategies in pediatric feeding disorders
  • The role of NMES in Dysphagia Treatment
  • Therapeutic planning of feeding and swallowing disorders. Use of Ultrasound / Breathing device / Rehabilitation exercises
  • ACT SoMA (Somatic Mindfulness Training)
  • Total Mindfulness Professional

HIS Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosomal/Genetic Disorders
  • Cleft lip/Palate
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Degenerative Syndromes or Mental Disabilities
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Genetic and Chromosomal Conditions
  • Motor-Speech Disorders
  • Oral Motor/ Placement & Feeding Disorders
  • Picky Eaters
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Swallowing and Feeding Disorders

Blogs by Gerasimos Milathianakis

Swallowing difficulties in children
Swallowing difficulties in children
December 5th, 2022

What happens when my kid swallows? Swallowing is divided into three stages. The first stage, the oral–preparatory, is a voluntary process hosted in the oral…

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