IDDSI Adoption Is Coming! History, Status and Practical Experience – Replay

Presented by: John Holahan, BS, MBA.  President and Founder of SimplyThick, LLC

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • Define the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI).
  • List the differences between National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) and IDDSI.
  • Describe how to test foods at bedside for IDDSI diet levels.


  • 0-10 min Introduce Speaker and background
  • 10-30 min IDDSI Origin Story
  • 30-50 min IDDSI Diet Overview – diet levels and descriptors
  • 50-70 min IDDSI Test Methods – overview, videos, rationale
  • 70-80 min IDDSI Implementation

Mixing and testing liquids with powder
Mixing and testing liquids with gel
Comparing a compliant syringe to a non-compliant syringe
Fork testing
Spoon testing

  • 80-105 minTest Method Hands On demos
  • 105-120 min Questions and Answers

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Speaker Information

Disclosure Statements:

John Holahan, BS, MBA.  President and Founder of SimplyThick, LLC.  SimplyThick is a financial supporter of IDDSI but has no input on the content or direction of IDDSI.

  • Financial—John Holahan is the founder of SimplyThick, LLC and receives a salary.
  • Non-financial— No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Additional Info and FAQ:

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you seperately. Once completed, we will email you a certificate of completion within 48 hours.

If you’d like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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