Training in Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties in Children For Assistants

27nov(nov 27)3:30 PM11dec(dec 11)5:00 PMEvent OverTraining in Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties in Children For Assistants


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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 staff working with children who have identified eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, and who are preparing food and drinks, and/or providing assistance/supervision as advised in a child’s Eating and Drinking Advice/Plans.

This course take place over two sessions on the 27th Nonvember 3.30pm until 5.30pm then on the 11th December 3.30pm until 5.30pm

This includes education staff who need to do this course as recommended in a child’s EHC plan.

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

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.

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.

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


tuesday, november 27, 2018 - tuesday, december 11, 2018


Sunningdale School

Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, SR3 4HA


Sunningdale SenHub

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