Course content – Day 1
|1||To ensure that delegates have a sound understanding of the normal development of eating and drinking.||
Normal development of eating and drinking in children up to the age of two will be outlined and supported with video. Anatomy and anatomical changes. Reflexes Sucking Nutrition
|2||To ensure that all delegates have a sound understanding of the anatomy and physiology of both the normal & abnormal swallowing process.||
Anatomy of the head and neck.
|3||To ensure that delegates are aware of the importance and significance of respiration during dysphagia management. To inform delegates of the research and enable them to become familiar with equipment and its application.||
Mechanism of ventilation.
Relationship between respiration and swallowing.
Respiratory based dysphagia.
Pulse oximetry – evidence base.
|4||To highlight factors which influence normal development, to inform history taking, to develop the knowledge base on which hypotheses are formed.||
Medical conditions including:
Syndromes with associated swallowing problems.