• Aims & Objectives

    This course is accessible to all LA and 3rd sector staff.

     To increase participants awareness of the eating, drinking and swallowing process. Difficulties in the process and potential consequences. Safe practice and management strategies.

    •         The anatomy of the head and neck and the stages of a normal swallow

    •         What can go wrong with the swallow

    •         Why intervention is necessary

    •         Different food textures and drink consistencies and why food and drinks need to be modified

    •         Practical considerations for safe eating and drinking

    •         Multi-Disciplinary working and Risk Assessments

    •         When and how to refer an individual to speech and Language Therapy Services

    • Assisted Eating & Drinking - Training Sessions