This workshop will focus on person-centred care for adults living with dysphagia. It will utilise the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework to provide practical information on assessment, recommendations and treatment. In particular, use of the IDDSI framework to identify optimal food and drink recommendations for people with dysphagia will be provided. The workshop will then focus on rehabilitation using a person-centred approach and will include features that increase the likelihood of success from rehabilitation. It will demonstrate how different food textures and drink thicknesses can be utilised in both rehabilitation and compensatory approaches, and the complementary nature of these techniques. With an aging population, and the implementation of the new Australian Aged Care Quality Standards in July 2019, speech pathologists have an important role in guiding resident choice for meals. To provide a context, a broad update on dysphagia in progressive neurological conditions such as dementia will be provided. Risk feeding and information about feeding during palliative care will also be provided. Case scenarios will be used to highlight shared decision-making models and discuss ethics associated with risk feeding, while balancing the autonomy of choice. This workshop is relevant to speech pathologists working in a range of settings including hospitals, community-based programs, and residential aged care, and will show clinicians how to improve the lives of adults with dysphagia by using person-centred approaches to assessment and treatment.
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.
One day workshop in Sydney on Tuesday 12 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 Shirani Gomes, NSW CPD Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office email@example.com or 1300 368 835.