The Australian health system provides treatment for dysphagia for everyone. We can only fund dysphagia supports if they’re related to your disability. We may fund dysphagia supports if your disability means you have trouble eating, drinking or swallowing.
Dysphagia supports might include special cutlery or thickener products to help you eat. They may also include a speech pathologist to make a plan, so you can eat and drink safely. If you need someone to help you to eat or drink safely, we may be able to fund that as well.
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This page current as of28 June 2022