Mealtime Management and Safe Swallowing workshops in Taree and Forster

Event date: 19 July 2016 , Comments

These free workshops will help parents and carers better understand swallowing and offer tips to those who have children with disability who are at risk of having swallowing difficulties. 

Each workshop will include discussion of topics like:

  • anatomy
  • underlying causes
  • signs of aspiration
  • positioning
  • supported mealtimes
  • person centred practice and
  • when to refer for further investigation.

Parent and carers interested in meeting up with other people in similar situations are encouraged to attend. Our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists will also be available to chat at the workshops. 

Presenter Information

Angelina Josevska is a Speech Pathologist working from our North Parramatta office. Angelina has more than eight years experience working with children and adults with varying communication, intellectual, behavioural, and dysphagia needs. Angelina is also the Dysphagia Clinical Specialist across Northcott Therapy and comes with international experience, working in London for almost four years in a variety of speech pathology roles. She has worked in a range of settings including the disability sector, schools, homes, community health, outpatient rehab, and mental health.  She has a particular interest in dysphagia and upskilling families, carers, and other staff.

Monique Beutum is an Occupational Therapist working from our our North Parramatta office. Monique has more than four years experience working with children and adults with varying physical, intellectual, cognitive and behavioural needs. She has experience working in a range of settings including hospitals, schools and family’s homes.  She has a particular interest in cognition and skill acquisition, and has had her work published in an international journal. Monique has also taken up a teaching role at a university in the area of disability.

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