Importance of ongoing monitoring!

As SLPs begin identifying and treating children in the school setting with swallowing and feeding disorders, it is very important to build into their schedules, time for ongoing monitoring and consultative services. Once a safe feeding plan is established, the classroom staff will be trained on how to implement it. This will require the SLP observing them and working closely with them to make sure that they understand the plan. When the SLP is comfortable that the classroom staff understands the plan, then a schedule of ongoing monitoring will be necessary to ensure that they continue to follow the plan as specified. Frequent talking to the teachers and paraprofessionals will help to prevent any problems!

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