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Swallowing and Feeding in the School Setting: What Should a District Do?

“We don’t address swallowing and feeding in our district but…we have a medically fragile student in our district that is currently tube fed and from what we can tell, is very compromised in the area of swallowing. The parents would like for us to feed their child orally at school and are very persistent. They will not give us a release to communicate with the physician. We don’t want to, but we think we have to feed the child.”

This is a common scenario that triggers a school district to confront the issue of addressing swallowing and feeding. Unfortunately, they often begin asking questions only when they have a high profile, contentious case and they have nothing in place to either dispute the parent’s request or support their own decisions!

Read more at MedBridge

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