Practice Alert: Dysphagia, safe swallowing and mealtime management

Dysphagia is a medical term for any difficulty with swallowing. It is associated with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions. People with disability who have dysphagia are more likely to die from choking or respiratory illnesses or have serious health complications because of poor management of dysphagia.

This practice alert explains the risks associated with dysphagia, how to support NDIS participants with dysphagia, and provider obligations.

Other practice alerts are available on the Resources webpage.