IDDSI Replaces the National Dysphagia Diet
by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com
You may hear doctors and health care professionals use terms like: “Soft,” “Mechanical Soft,” “Chopped,” “Ground,” “Blended smooth,” etc, but what does it mean? Ambiguous terms without standardized definitions lead to dangerous trays being given to patients. For example, many doctors think that “soft” means fully pureed! Read more about why standardization of diet labels and definitions matters.