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Dysphagia Train the Trainer Event

DYSPHAGIA TRAIN THE TRAINER EVENT

October 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Connecticut Valley Hospital, Lee Auditorium

Middletown, CT

Program Description:  This training session will equip trainers to present the DDS Dysphagia Training curriculum. Dysphagia training will teach staff to:

·  Recognize signs that may indicate that an individual is experiencing or is at risk for swallowing difficulties

·  Understand responsibilities associated with caring for individuals with dysphagia or swallowing risk

· Understand reporting and documentation responsibilities

·  Be aware of interventions and treatments that are implemented with individuals who have dysphagia or identified swallowing risks

Layth Haddad, Speech Language Pathologist, will present a detailed walk-through of the curriculum and a subsequent question and answer session.

* Note: If you register and have to cancel for any reason, notify us as soon as possible at to allow us to accommodate those on the waiting list.  Simply send an email to DDS.Training@ct.gov.

TRAINER REQUIREMENTS:  Participants must be Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, or Registered Nurses.  PRIVATE PROVIDERS ONLY may also send LPNs, Physical Therapists, or Supervisory level residential staff with a minimum of 3 years of experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities. 

INTERPRETER OR ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMODATIONS: Please indicate in your email if you require Sign Language Interpreter Service or accessibility considerations.  DDS must be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the session in order to accommodate special needs.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Maureen Evelyn, (860) 616-2049 or by email: DDS.Training@ct.gov

TO REGISTER:     Email DDS.Training@ct.gov with your name, title, organization, phone and email contact information.  Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis.  A reminder email will be sent one week prior to class with the attachments that you need to print prior to attending this class. 

DDS will not provide paper copies of the training materials; electronic handouts will be provided to registered participants prior to attending the class.

REFRESHMENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE AUDITORIUM!

DIRECTIONS TO

CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL

MERRITT HALL – LEE AUDITORIOUM

MIDDLETOWN, CT

FROM NEW HAVEN AREA

Route 91 North to Route 9 South

Route 9 South to Exit 12 (Silver Street)

At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Silver Street

First left (before the big hill) onto Eastern Drive

Take first right onto Tynan Drive to Merritt Hall parking lot

Follow signs for site location

FROM ESSEX AREA

Route 9 North to Exit 12 (Bow Lane)

Straight across at stop sign at end of exit ramp onto Eastern Drive

Straight across at next stop sign (still Eastern Drive)

Take first right onto Tynan Drive to Merritt Hall parking lot

Follow signs for site location

FROM HARTFORD AREA

Route 91 South to Route 9 South

Take Exit 12 (Silver Street)

Left at exit ramp onto Silver Street

First left (before the big hill) onto Eastern Drive

First right onto Tyan Drive (up hill) to Merritt Hall parking lot

Follow signs for site location

Information for obtaining a copy of the Safe Swallowing DVD:

Send a check for $39.95 (includes shipping and handling), made out to Ball State University, with a note identifying your name, shipping address, the title Safe Swallowing and the number of DVD copies you are requesting (cash, credit, debit or COD orders are NOT allowed).

Mail check to:

Linda Swartz-Clock

Sponsored Programs Office

Ball State University

2000 University Avenue

Muncie, IN  47306-0155

765.285.1601 (P) | 765.285.1624 (F)

ljsritchie@bsu.edu