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Swallow (Dysphagia) Awareness Training

Course Date: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Course Leader: Amanda Harris

Duration of Course: 2 hours

Location: Can be delivered at a Venue to suit you

Price: Please contact us for a quote

This training session on swallowing is suitable for both registered and non-registered staff working in a care home setting

Objectives/Aims of Course

  • To be introduced to the difference between the normal and the abnormal swallow
  • To be aware of conditions that may affect the swallow
  • To be introduced to food descriptors, fluid stages and feeding guidelines in current use
  • To experience feeding and being fed with a combination of food and fluid textures
  • To be aware of the role of the Speech & Language Therapist and when/how to refer

Course Programme

The session includes a practical element of feeding and experiencing being fed.

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

This session is suitable for both registered and non-registered staff working in a care home setting.

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