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Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment

The goal of the Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Network is to help define, expand and secure the dietitian’s role in the assessment, management and treatment of dysphagia within the health care team and to promote sharing of expertise and resources to build capacity within Canadian dietitians.  

Learn more about dietitians working in dysphagia

Who should join this network? 
This network is intended to support dietitians working in dysphagia management, by providing relevant, up-to-date, evidence- based information and resources. We have a wealth of dysphagia-related resources on the network website, including swallow assessment reporting forms, oral hygiene best practices, dysphagia assessment and management presentations, safe-swallowing strategies guidelines, texture modified product information and recipes, and much, much more. We continually add resources as we become aware of them.

Benefits of membership
Our website is a great forum for sharing information and asking clinical questions of those with more dysphagia experience.  If you are new to the practice of dysphagia and are looking for support and mentorship, the DAT-network website is a great place to start. Ask questions on our “Coast to coast” message board, acquire resources from our ever-growing number of “Files” and find dietitians with dysphagia expertise in your area.

Leadership Team
Deidre Burns - Co-Chair, Treasurer and Professional Practice Lead
Lisa Slauenwhite - Co-Chair, Communications Coordinator and Secretary
Owennie Lee - Co-Chair, Website Coordinator and Resource/Education Coordinator

Cost: $35 for full members; $15 for students

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