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Supporting a Person with Dysphagia (DS)


Many conditions can contribute to swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia.

This course aims to assist support workers to recognise dysphagia and provide safe support to participants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand dysphagia and its causes
  • Identify signs and symptoms of dysphagia
  • Understand the impacts of dysphagia
  • Recognise the significance of assessment and role of a speech pathologist
  • Manage dysphagia and provide support to the participant