Dysphagia Management and Communication Disorders in a Nursing Home Setting

Dysphagia Management and Communication Disorders in a Nursing Home Setting

KWSH-CL-36 (Intermediate)

Course Overview

At the end of this course, participants will acquire the following knowledge:
1. Demonstrate understanding on identifying residents with emerging or previously unidentified swallowing difficulties in a nursing home set-ting.
2. Demonstrate understanding of the different types of strategies used for dysphagia management
3. Apply knowledge learnt to implement prescribed action plans (i.e. simple therapeutic intervention, feeding and/or meal supervision, and perform simple dysphagia screening) for residents with dysphagia in a nursing home setting.
4. Demonstrate understanding on the different types of acquired communication disorders in a nursing home setting
5. Demonstrate understanding on the use of different effective communication strategies to facilitate communicative attempts
6. Apply knowledge learnt to facilitate effective communication in a nursing home setting

Target Participants

Staff Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Therapy Assistants.

Course Details

Date/ Time

Run 1: 15-16 October 2020


Time: 9 AM to 5:30 PM


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

This course is delivered by trainers from Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital.

Ms Rachel Wong

Ms Rachel Wong is a speech therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is currently working as a Senior Speech Therapist at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). Prior to her employment at KWSH, she has worked at both private and public hospitals in Singapore. Her area of specialization includes dyspha-gia management and acquired communication disorders. Ms Rachel holds the following qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Patholo-gy) (University of Sydney, Australia) and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) (Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore).

Ms Sim Puay Cheng

Ms Sim is a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience. She is currently working as a Senior Nurse Educator at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). She holds several qualifications: Master of Arts (Human Resource Development) (SIM-George Washington University, USA / 1999), Bachelor of Nursing (La Trobe University, Australia / 1993), Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (National Institute of Education / Singapore / 2013), and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (CBLD, Singapore / 2010). Her area of specialization includes critical care, gerontology, infection control and nursing education.

Course Fees: $126.97 (inclusive of 7% GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System. Go to the following URL:


Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300