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We highly recommend you have someone with you for the assessment. They will be able to move the camera as per our instructions.
All you then have to think about is our conversation and eating/drinking.
5-10 minutes before the agreed time of assessment, follow the instructions provided to enter the AA waiting room.
WE DO NOT MAKE THE INITIAL CONTACT
You will be using this link from a Google Chrome or Safari browser to enter the virtual waiting room.
Please ensure you have food and drink ready as we will need to see you eating/drinking in order to assess your swallowing.
Before you eat or drink anything, be prepared to be asked about:
Be prepared to:
When it’s time to eat/drink, follow your therapist’s instructions. After the assessment, your therapist will tell you what happens next.
The risk of choking during a swallow assessment is very low, but this advice poster from St. John’s Ambulance has advice if it happens. Please ensure your companion has it to hand so they will know what to do if you should choke.