Training in Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties in Children

05mar3:30 PM5:00 PMEvent OverTraining in Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties in Children


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

This course is only available to people working with children in the Sunderland area and is designed for health, education and care practitioners who work with children with eating, drinking and swallowing problems. It will also 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 in Sunderland with children with additional needs will also benefit from participating in this training.

The course will run over two sessions and will be delivered on 5th and 12th March 2020 between 3.30pm until 5.00pm

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 these difficulties in children.

Additionally, participants will be introduced to strategies that can be used to reduce the risks associated with these difficulties, and will have the opportunity to discuss what to do if concerned about a child’s eating, drinking and/or swallowing.

This course is free to parents and practitioners in Sunderland but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. There is a cost of £80 for practitioners working outside of Sunderland. You will receive an invoice following confirmation of your place on the programme.


thursday, march 5, 2020 - thursday, march 5, 2020


Sunningdale School

Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, SR3 4HA


Sunningdale SenHub

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