Dysphagia Training Course

Livewell Southwest Academy
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This half day course will be useful if you support people who have learning disabilities and associated medical conditions (e.g. complex physical needs, epilepsy and dementia) and have difficulties eating and drinking.

Course Programme

This course will cover:

  • Understanding the normal swallow
  • The physical health problems that can arise when a person has difficulty eating / drinking
  • How to appropriately modify someone‚Äôs diet to reduce health risks
  • How to recognise when a person has difficulties with eating and drinking and how to make a referral for assessment
  • The importance of good oral health
  • Achieving good posture for eating and drinking
  • Providing a good mealtime environment
  • Reflecting on the challenges of supporting and caring for a person who has difficulties eating and drinking

Course Deliverables

This course will provide a certificate in training for Dysphagia.

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

This course is designed for anyone wanting to know how to reduce the risks associated with working with someone who has difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Dates available on arrangement

Livewell Southwest Academy can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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