Holland Bloorview Feeding and Swallowing Handbook Launch

This is a guest post submitted by Shauna Kingsnorth, PhD, Manager of Evidence to Care, Clinical Study Investigator at Bloorview Research Institute.

We are excited to announce that we have launched the “Optimizing Feeding and Swallowing in Children with Physical and Developmental Disabilities” Handbook resource in honor of National Dysphagia Month!

Please visit our webpage to download your copy: http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/FSHandbook 

Or view the launch of the handbook at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_hmM29SYus

This Handbook is a practical guide for health providers and clinicians and has been designed to highlight key considerations and help guide decision making during clinical evaluation and management of feeding and swallowing issues in children with physical and developmental disabilities.

The Handbook is made up of three sections:

  • Part 1.0: Guiding practice using a feeding and swallowing framework
  • Part 2.0: Clinically evaluating feeding and swallowing
  • Part 3.0: Addressing the feeding and swallowing framework components