Awarness Training in Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties in Children

30oct3:30 PM5:00 PMEvent OverAwarness Training in Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties in Children


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Sunningdale School SENhub Training Centre is hosting training courses at two levels, based on the Inter Professional Dysphagia Framework.

This course is designed for health, education and care practitioners who work with children with eating, drinking and swallowing problems. It will be of particular benefit to teachers and teaching assistants required to implement Education, Health, Care plans (EHC).

Lunchtime assistants, social care staff, GP’s, Nurses, school transport staff and volunteers working with children with additional needs will also benefit from participating in this training.

Over the course of the training, programme tutors Elisa Liu and Jayne Oliver will provide:

  • A basic understanding of the eating, drinking and swallowing process
  • Insights into the development of eating and drinking skills
  • Knowledge of the signs, symptoms and associated health risks of eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties in children
  • An understanding of Eating and Drinking plans/advice, how you can contribute to them and how they should be used

Elisa and Jayne are both highly experienced Speech and Language Therapists specialising in working with children who have eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. They are employed by Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy Department and will provide information on the people and services across the region that are involved in identifying and managing and eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in children.

Additionally, participants will be introduced to strategies that can be used to reduce the risks associated with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in children, and will have the opportunity to discuss what to do if concerned about a child’s eating, drinking and / or swallowing. This includes an overview of the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) and update on the use of thickeners in the region.

This course is free but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment


tuesday, october 30, 2018 - tuesday, october 30, 2018


Sunningdale School

Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, SR3 4HA


Sunningdale SenHub

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