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Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Online from: 1996

Subject Area: Health and Social Care

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Dysphagia: the challenge of managing eating and drinking difficulties in children and adults who have learning disabilities


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Title:Dysphagia: the challenge of managing eating and drinking difficulties in children and adults who have learning disabilities
Author(s):Celia Harding, (Speech and Language Therapist, City University), Julie Wright, (Speech and Language Therapist, Royal Free Hospital)
Citation:Celia Harding, Julie Wright, (2010) "Dysphagia: the challenge of managing eating and drinking difficulties in children and adults who have learning disabilities", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 15 Iss: 1, pp.4 - 13
Keywords:Drinking and swallowing difficulties, Dysphagia, Eating, Learning disabilities, Unmet health needs
Article type:General review
DOI:10.5042/tldr.2010.0024 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:This review explores some of the key issues relevant to children and adults who have dysphagia, or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, and a learning disability. It explores the methods for attempting to identify this area of difficulty effectively, and reflects on some of the other issues that may affect management, such as carer support and training and use of appropriate communication strategies to support and enable participation from the client with learning disability.



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