June 2020

  • Guidelines for creating materials about IDDSI
  • FAQS: Temperature and Transitional Foods
  • Alternate education options during COVID-19
  • Webinar Series: new sessions and recordings
  • Feedback for Translations
  • IDDSI not on the move
Guidelines for creating materials about IDDSI
The IDDSI Board of Directors is very pleased that so many people are interested in sharing information about IDDSI. A number of organizations, industry partners and individuals have asked about creating materials about IDDSI including websites/webpages, blogs, educational videos, programs and materials.   

It is important, however, that when these sites or materials are developed and launched, that they do not cause confusion, provide inaccurate information or become dated as this carries a risk to those living with dysphagia.  

We have therefore developed  Guidelines  for use when creating materials about IDDSI. The Guideline document can be found on our website.
More Answers to Your Questions

IDDSI continues to receive questions about how food or drinks react under different conditions such as temperature changes.  We also receive questions about the grey bar along the side of our framework with the category “Transitional Foods”.
Why Temperature is so important

Thick liquids change thickness levels depending on their temperature It has always been the case that the thickness of liquids change depending on their temperature. Generally speaking, a thick liquid that is served cold/chilled will be thicker...

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Transitional Foods

Transitional foods are used predominantly used by paediatric clinicians or clinicians who work with individuals with developmental disability. They are also often offered by parents to babies and young children, as a first finger food. The...

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Alternate Education Options During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many dysphagia conferences/congresses which are normally held “in person” have moved to an online format.  

Dysphagia Research Society (DRS).  
DRS  is now offering a webinar series of dysphagia topics. Check out the details at: https://www.dysphagiaresearch.org/general/custom.asp?page=DRSWebinarHomepage

European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD):  The 10 th  ESSD congress will be held as virtual – watch for more information.  http://www.myessd.org/
Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation (JSDR)  has postponed their 2020 conference until 2021 where it will convene jointly with the 2 nd  World Dysphagia Summit in Nagoya Japan: http://www.congre.co.jp/jsdr2020/en/index.html
We've had two busy months and are very excited that our next series of webinars are being offered in a variety of different languages. Upcoming webinars include:
These webinars are free and registration is required. Recordings for all webinars are now available on the IDDSI YouTube Channel.
IDDSI Translations

New versions of the following languages are available for peer review on our website:

  • Russian
  • Greek
  • Swedish
  • Portuguese (European)

  • Chinese (Traditional/Simplified) – an expert translation team from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Singapore will be meeting in June to discuss the translation under review and develop plans to translate the IDDSI Testing Reference Card and other IDDSI resources.

We are asking for your feedback in this process to ensure greater accuracy and use overall. Many thanks to all for your help in this process. 

Check out our  Translations tab . You can submit your translation feedback through the online forms.

IDDSI Not on the Move

Due to the Covid -19 Pandemic, IDDSI has been staying at home and we are working  hard on updating resources and supporting our global community “virtually” with IDDSI implementation.
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