#7313 IDDSI: What You Need to Know?
Nectar and Honey are OUT. The confusing, subjective terminology that has plagued our professions for so long is finally being replaced by a well thought-out universally objective framework. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) framework is being implemented in many different countries around the world and Dysphagia Therapists and Dietitians need to know what it’s all about. Come learn about the amazing job this group did coming up with a standardized tool for describing different food and drink consistencies that is ” culturally sensitive, measurable and applicable to individuals of all age groups in all care settings” (Can you imagine being tasked with THAT job??) Well, this tool is fantastic, and it is changing the way we document assessment and treatment of dysphagia across all settings around the world. We will learn the new terms for Thickness levels 0-7, the research behind them and how to test for them. Yes, be prepared to mix, play with, and identify all 8 different levels in the framework, so that you’ll have a thorough, experientially sound understanding of the IDDSI framework and be able to use it in any workplace environment. Introductory Level.
Instructor: Jennifer Meyer, M.A.CCC-SLP
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