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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 member of the clinical practice council to promote quality patient care and has been a clinical instructor and mentor to graduate students and a guest lecturer to undergraduate students. Danielle has presented both regionally and nationally on topics such as curriculum-based language intervention, word retrieval in individuals with aphasia, and the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). Danielle led her hospital to implementation of the newly established IDDSI. Under Danielle's guidance, her hospital was proud to be one of the pioneer children's hospitals to successfully implement the IDDSI framework.

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Exploring and Implementing IDDSI for Pediatrics

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

Exploring and Implementing IDDSI for Pediatrics

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Video Runtime: 19 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 37 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 an in-depth look at the steps to implementation, key stakeholders, and how to navigate the transition in an acute care pediatric hospital setting. Food preparation and recipe testing for menu research and development as well as pediatric IDDSI compliance will be reviewed. Target audiences include speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, and registered dietitians. This course is applicable to inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.

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Applying IDDSI to Pediatrics

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

Applying IDDSI to Pediatrics

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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.

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