Is Texture Modification Appropriate for Individuals With Dysphagia?
Is Texture Modification Appropriate for Individuals With Dysphagia?
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Modifying diet consistencies is one of the more common approaches to dysphagia care. However, much controversy remains regarding how SLPs tackle decision-making and about the actual modification and measurement of liquids and foods in terms of nutrition and safety as primary goals of dysphagia treatment. This session addresses the complexities in both processes, with a focus on achieving the best outcomes for each patient.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 online conference “Controversies and Consensus in Dysphagia Management.”

Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Define two different routes of nutrition
  • State two reasons to support why texture-modified diets make a difference
  • Identify, outline, and revise one diet consistency decision-making procedure


  • Introduction
  • Development and description of texture modification: IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative)
  • Evidence to facilitate decision-making
  • Concluding thoughts 

Presenter Information

Luis F. Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is an Associate Professor at NY Medical College and Director of the Center for Swallowing & SLP at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Riquelme has authored articles on dysphagia, multiculturalism, and quality improvement. He has served on boards and committees, including as Chair of the American Board of Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders, Chair of the NYS Licensure Board, and Past President of NYSSLHA. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of IDDSI. He has presented locally and internationally.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salaries from Barrique SLP and New York Medical College

Financial Disclosures:

  • Member of Board of Directors for International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 30, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: March 2022
End date: April 30, 2027

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Related Courses

View all courses from the Controversies and Consensus in Dysphagia Management online conference.

Continuing Education

4/30/2022 to 4/30/2027

Product Information

Item #(s): PD102481
Client Age: Adults
Format(s): eWorkshop
Language: English
Author: Luis F Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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