This workshop will focus in detail on four areas currently topical in paediatric dysphagia. It will introduce the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework in a practical way to help speech pathologists in hospitals, community and schools to understand the framework and apply it to their clinical setting. The workshop will include interactive sessions to become familiar and confident using the IDDSI testing methods for liquids and foods. The workshop will then focus on fussy eating. It will provide general information to assist with assessment and treatment of fussy eating and specific information relating to chewing strategies and working with families. Building from the general information participants will then use a problem-based learning approach to work through complex cases. Topics covered under the complex care module will expand to include information regarding parental anxiety and forced feeding, potential application of cervical auscultation to assessment of fragile populations and options for the management of dehydration associated with thickened fluids (e.g. free water protocols). The workshop will conclude with a module on medication administration including information around the practice of cutting and crushing solid dose medicines and thickening liquid medications. This workshop is relevant to speech pathologists working in a range of settings including hospitals, community-based programs, and schools.
It is recommended that speech pathologists are familiar with the IDDSI framework (www.IDDSI.org) and have reviewed the testing methods prior to the workshop.
There is no prescribed pre-reading. All materials for practical exercises will be provided at the workshop.
Participants are encouraged to bring a smart device (phone or tablet).
One day workshop in Canberra on Thursday, 14 November 2019
8.45 am registration for a 9.15 am start, concludes at 4.45pm
If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Erin Masson, CPD Coordinator email@example.com
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 368 835.