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Course Description

This course will review the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) implementation in the acute care setting, including the rationale for utilization of IDDSI’s standardized naming and testing approach, key starting points/contacts for implementation of a new diet system within the health care setting, and various IDDSI levels and restrictions required for each level.
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Meet Your Presenter

Jordan is a medical speech-language pathologist working primarily with adults in the acute care setting. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 and currently works as a travel therapist. Prior to travel, she was employed for 3 years at the Medical University of South Carolina where she was a leader in developing and implementing protocols for the transition to active utilization of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative. She is passionate about providing thorough patient care thereby optimizing patient outcomes and believes that open, direct communication and education for staff, patients, and caregivers are crucial to achieving this goal. Jordan has experience in acute care, sub-acute, skilled nursing, acute rehab and outpatient settings and is aware that positive change can often be difficult to initiate for a variety of reasons. She hopes to share her experiences to reinforce the importance of evidence-based practice and the role of the SLP in initiating lasting improvements.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the rationale for utilization of IDDSI's standardized naming and testing approach.
  2. Identify key starting points/contacts for implementation of a new diet system within the health care setting.
  3. Describe various IDDSI levels and restrictions required for each level.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction and discussion of IDDSI (website/resources)
  • 0:10 - Review of IDDSI diet levels
  • 0:20 - Diet levels continued/testing methods
  • 0:30 - Who to contact/how to start
  • 0:40 - Barriers
  • 0:45 - Discussion of barriers, questions, problem solving/collaboration
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

SLPs who treat adults with dysphagia.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until May 16, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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