Educating Your Staff on Dysphagia


Course Description

Staff Education and inservices on feeding, thickening liquids, strategies and precautions are a necessary part of our job as speech pathologists or occupational therapists. If we don’t do our job, the lack of staff education and knowledge may result in a choking or aspiration event or worse. Studies often show staff education component is either non-existent or very general.

This course will identify specific points that should be covered in inservices including the rationale behind modified diets and thickened liquids, importance of thickening liquids – how to thicken and why various liquids are different. Strategies will be discussed that are often identified as important to follow during meals and the rationale behind the strategies/precautions. Numerous adaptive cups/straws will be reviewed. Free resources will be identified that can be provided to your staff as well as purchased resources to utilize in your trainings.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate