Dysphagia describes eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. Speech and language therapists can help by assessing swallowing ability and providing advice about how best to manage these difficulties, to provide the safest and most comfortable recommendations, and promote the best possible quality of life.

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) was founded in 2013 with the goal of developing new international standardised terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened liquids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings, and all cultures.


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