Dysphagia and people with learning disabilities

Public Health England, April 2016

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing problems. There are different causes and types of dysphagia. It is generally accepted that people with learning disabilities are more likely to have dysphagia than other people.

Public Health England have published a new report that brings together some of the reasonable adjustments that are being made to make the management of dysphagia in people with learning disabilities. It includes a summary of the research evidence and guidance as well as links to resources and examples from practice. This can be downloaded here.

They have also published two factsheets which explore dysphagia and learning disabilities:

Click here for further information and to download the resources.