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About the authors

 

 

Forward by Dr Elizabeth Boaden, Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists  

 

 

 

 

1

Introduction

1

 

 

 

2

Background to the South Yorkshire Dysphagia Toolkit

3

 

 

 

3

Resources for trainers: applying the Inter-Professional Dysphagia Framework  

11

 

 

 

3.1

Awareness

13

3.2

Assistant Dysphagia Practitioner

21

3.3

Foundation Dysphagia Practitioner

38

3.4

Specialist Dysphagia Practitioner

39

3.5

Consultant Dysphagia Practitioner

40

3.6

Tips for trainers

42

 

 

 

4

Resources about dysphagia

52

 

 

 

4.1

Quality of life

54

4.2

Nutrition and dysphagia food textures

55

4.3

Hydration and thickening drinks

62

4.4

Alternative forms of feeding

67

4.5

Aspiration a serious complication of dysphagia

68

4.6

Administering medicines

69

4.7

Mouth care 

70

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgements

71

 

Disclaimers

72