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  • Reform

    Processes relating to the preparation of ingredients and/or components within dishes that require texture modification for dysphagia diets.

    In some cases reform processes are required in combination in order to achieve the required texture.

  • Reform Processes

    Processes relating to the preparation of ingredients and/or components within dishes that require texture modification for dysphagia diets.

    In some cases reform processes are required in combination in order to achieve the required texture.

  • Reform Process

    Processes relating to the preparation of ingredients and/or components within dishes that require texture modification for dysphagia diets.

    In some cases reform processes are required in combination in order to achieve the required texture.

  • Texturise

    Reform processes that relate to thickening, thinning and mixing ingredients and/or components to ensure IDDSI Testing Methods are passed.

    Texturising processes can be used across all IDDSI Levels for food and drinks.

  • Finely Process

    Reform processes that relate to ensuring ingredients and/or components are completely smooth.

    Fine processing may be required at IDDSI Levels 1-4.

  • Resize

    Reform processes relating to the reduction in size of pieces of food to meet the requirements of the IDDSI Framework.

    Resize processes relate to IDDSI Levels SB6 and MM5.

  • Tenderise

    Reform processes relating to the softening of ingredients so that they meet the requirements of the IDDSI Fork Pressure Test.

    The IDDSI Fork Pressure Test is used to determine adequate tenderisation for IDDSI Levels EC7, SB6 and MM5.

  • Exclude

    Reform processes relating to the removal of food textures that pose a risk of choking – as set out in the IDDSI Framework.

  • SLT

    Speech and Language Therapist

  • BDA

    The British Dietetic Association

  • RCSLT

    The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

  • IDDSI

    International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative – Take a look at our IDDSI page for more details.

  • Behavioural

    The way in which someone acts relating to themselves, others and their environment.

  • Sensory

    In relation to the senses: smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.

  • Motor

    In relation to movement abilities.

  • Impairment

    Being reduced or damaged.

  • Cognitive

    Psychological processes involved in the acquisition and understanding of knowledge, formation of beliefs and attitudes, and decision making and problem solving. They are distinct from emotional and volitional processes involved in wanting and intending.

  • Dysphagia

    Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. It is generally an underlying symptom of a medical condition. The common conditions causing dysphagia are neurological injuries, learning disabilities, progressive neurological disorders and mechanical or obstructive diseases. Dysphagia also affects individuals due to general ageing.

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