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Applying IDDSI to Pediatrics

presented by Jennifer Raminick, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Danielle M. Ward, MA, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Jennifer Raminick receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Financial: Danielle M. Ward receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Raminick has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Nonfinancial: Danielle M. Ward has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Additional Disclosure: These are not official IDDSI resources, educational materials, or education programs, and they are not meant to replace materials and resources on www.IDDSI.org.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 23 Minutes

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has been endorsed by multiple governing bodies as best practice in texture modification for dysphagia. This course will provide education and resources on the IDDSI framework for clinicians treating the pediatric population. Attendees will gain knowledge on how to best implement and execute the framework, which will empower them to guide caregivers and workplace administration alike. Target audiences include speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, and registered dieticians. This course is applicable to all care settings.

Meet Your Instructors

Jennifer Raminick, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Jen Raminick graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and has been a speech-language pathologist at a pediatric acute care hospital for more than eight years. She has earned her board-certified specialist accreditation in swallowing and has multiple leadership roles in the hospital, including a chair of the clinical practice committee to guide patient care.…

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Danielle M. Ward, MA, CCC-SLP

Danielle graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and has been a pediatric speech-language pathologist for more than five years. She has spent most of her career working at a pediatric acute care hospital, where she has treated infants and children with a variety of feeding, swallowing, and communication disorders. Danielle has experience as a…

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1. The Importance of Consistent Language in Discussing Diet Modification

This chapter will highlight the importance of using consistent and standardized language when discussing texture-modified dysphagia diets. Consequences of inconsistency will be reviewed as well as how to generate organizational buy-in for a standardized framework.

2. The IDDSI Framework: Liquids

This chapter will outline and describe each liquid level of the IDDSI framework with a highlight on Level 1, slightly thick liquids, for the pediatric population. Testing methods will reviewed as well as the physiologic rationale for IDDSI consistency levels.

3. The IDDSI Framework: Solids

This chapter will outline and describe each solid level of the IDDSI framework with a highlight on transitioning to solids and developing chewing skills for the pediatric population. Testing methods will reviewed as well as the physiologic rationale for IDDSI consistency levels.

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