Date and time: Thu, Jul 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM SGT
This webinar is for healthcare providers, patients and caregivers impacted by dysphagia, and students learning about swallowing disorders.
This presentation will define and categorize types of transitional foods. We will discuss the potential benefits of improved choices, increased textures and ultimately improved dining enjoyment. Use of transitional foods in the pediatric population will be discussed with examples of use presented in specific special needs populations. The IDDSI testing method for transitional foods will be reviewed and the variation in results obtained with this test will be demonstrated between known transitional foods. We will share two research methods of evaluating the dissolution patterns of transitional foods in the oral environment will be described with relevant clinical implications. The external environment (air, humidity, length of exposure) play a significant role in the transitional behavior of these foods and ultimately their safety. The oral environment (amount of saliva, degree of tongue pressure, anterior-posterior transit time) also has a significant impact as well. Both groups of factors will be discussed in detail providing a broader scope of understanding of patient selection, and proper use. Ultimately expanding our knowledge of transitional foods will improve our understanding of use with the goal of improving patient engagement and outcomes.
- Understand the difference between transitional food behaviors in the mouth in comparison to IDDSI benchtop methods.
- Classification of transitional foods and the importance of the oral environment
- Learn the role transitional foods can play in dysphagia management
Click here to register of the Free Webinar: https://swallowingdisorderfoundation.com/webinar-transitional-foods/