Dysphagia E-Learning Tool  Website


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Welcome to the Dysphagia Screening E-Learning Website

The Dysphagia Screening E-Learning Website is intended to offer a theoretical training package for swallowing difficulties. This will enable clinicians to safely and competently screen stroke patients.

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Stage 1 - Theoretical E-learning Package

When you have completed this E-Learning tool you will have the theoretical knowledge required to undertake Stage 2.

At the end of each module there will be an online test. You will be able to download a certificate when you have successfully passed all of the modules.

The stage 1 certificate needs to be presented to your local Speech and Language Therapist to allow you to progress to stage 2. This needs to be completed within a 4 week period.

Stage 2 - Practical Supervised Swallow Assessments

Please see download files for example of competency document for Stage 2.

This training course has been accredited by UK Stroke Forum (Education and Training), and can display the Quality Mark which signifies adherence to the standards set out in the Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF).

This e-learning tool has been recently updated by the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network in collaboration with Speech and Language Clinicians from Speech and Language Therapy Departments across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

With thanks to the following people who helped create the original tool (Jane Wallis,MSc,BSc MRCSLT and Bridget Whitehead,BSc MRCSLT).

The Strategic Clinical Network is responsible for the accuracy of the information on this website. Neither the UKSF Education and Training, who operate the Endorsement Initiative, nor The Stroke Association or UK Stroke Forum who host the UKSF Education and Training will have any responsibility for costs, losses or damages arising from information concerning endorsed courses or training programmes being inaccurate or from us failing to include relevant information.


User Guide - Dysphagia E-Learning Online Tool

DTN Practical Competencies

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