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First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast

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Join Speech-Language Pathologist: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC for First Bite - Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP. If you're a SLP who has more questions than answers when it comes to treating your medically complex/fragile pediatric patients, this podcast is for you! Michelle offers her own unique insights and interviews colleagues that are experts in their respective fields with the goal of inspiring and illuminating all aspects of diagnosing and treating this unique population. Each episode of First Bite is worth .1 ASHA CEU for speech therapy after completing the accompanying podcourse through SpeechTherapyPD.com.

Join Speech-Language Pathologist: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC for First Bite - Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP. If you're a SLP who has more questions than answers when it comes to treating your medically complex/fragile pediatric patients, this podcast is for you! Michelle offers her own unique insights and interviews colleagues that are experts in their respective fields with the goal of inspiring and illuminating all aspects of diagnosing and treating this unique population. Each episode of First Bite is worth .1 ASHA CEU for speech therapy after completing the accompanying podcourse through SpeechTherapyPD.com.

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United States

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Join Speech-Language Pathologist: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC for First Bite - Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP. If you're a SLP who has more questions than answers when it comes to treating your medically complex/fragile pediatric patients, this podcast is for you! Michelle offers her own unique insights and interviews colleagues that are experts in their respective fields with the goal of inspiring and illuminating all aspects of diagnosing and treating this unique population. Each episode of First Bite is worth .1 ASHA CEU for speech therapy after completing the accompanying podcourse through SpeechTherapyPD.com.

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English


Episodes

121: Facing the Facts with FOXG1 Research Foundation - Nasha Fitter and Nicole Johnson

10/21/2020
Guests: Nasha Fitter and Nicole Johnson - In this course, Michelle is joined by Natasha Fitter, CEO and Head of Research, as well as Nicole Johnson, President of Communications, for FOXG1 Research Foundation. These two co-founders are here to share how their very personal parenting walks of children with FOXG1 Syndrome, led to the birth of this amazing Research Foundation that is changing the lives of countless children around the world. FOXG1 is know for causing varied and severe Pediatric...

Duration:01:11:25

120: Mastering Medical Terminology for the EI SLP - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

10/14/2020
Guest: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by the always lovely and passionate Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, and they take on the trickiest of tasks…. medical terminology! Has it been many-a-moon since the days of grad school? Are you feeling unsure of the terms you read in your patient’s file? Unsure of what to ask for when you call and speak to the patient’s pediatrician’s office? Don’t worry! Erin and Michelle are here to guide you on common terminology used in...

Duration:01:10:47

119: Inspiration Power-Hour for PFDs with Feeding Matters - Jaclyn Pederson

9/30/2020
Guest: Jaclyn Pederson - In this episode Michelle is joined by the inspirational Jaclyn Pederson, the newly appointed CEO of “Feeding Matters”. By now, you’ve heard Michelle advocate for and encourage volunteers to collaborate with “Feeding Matters”… but today Jaclyn shares the how and why this advocacy and collaboration is key to expanding knowledge and evidenced based practice surrounding evaluation and treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Jaclyn takes us on a deep dive as to what the...

Duration:00:59:44

118: Family Mealtime Support for our Friends with Tubies - Dr. Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCEF

9/24/2020
Guest: Dr. Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCEF - In this episode Michelle is by the oh-so-joyful Dr. Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCEFS, from NoTube.com. Dr. Marion is part of the world renowned “No Tube” Interdisciplinary Therapy Center in Graz, Austria, where they work with families, (both face-to-face and remotely), to assist pediatric patient’s overcome feeding tube dependency…through functional evidenced based practice! In this hour, Dr. Marion discusses the roles and responsibilities of...

Duration:01:07:01

117: Learning to Listen with Jenine a LSLS Certified AVT SLP - Jenine Entwistle Viole, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

9/17/2020
Guest: Jenine Entwistle Viole, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT - In this episode Michelle is joined by the Jenine Entwistle Viole, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, a Speech-Language Pathologist and Auditory-Verbal therapist with Pediatric Speech and Language Services in North Carolina…and if we are lucky her sidekick Dennis the Golden Doodle, honorary SLP, will join in too! Have you ever worked with a little one who had hearing loss and felt as if you were missing “something” to help them reach...

Duration:01:06:49

116: Quick Tips for a Successful Feeding Therapy Session - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

9/15/2020
Co-Host: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by the powerhouse that is Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, when they break down some of their favorite tips for conducting a successful Feeding Therapy Session. If you are struggling with creating optimal position for PO intake, Erin and Michelle will help provide strategies that are low cost to no cost. Have you consider how “busy” the therapy room may appear to the patient that you’re working with…and how that will impact...

Duration:01:07:22

115: Expanding Your Evidence Based Triangle for Pediatric Feeding Disorders with Alyson, Erin, and Michelle - Alyson Smith, MS, CCC-SLP

9/9/2020
Guest: Alyson Smith, MS, CCC-SLP - This episode combines the great minds of Alyson Smith, MS CCC-SLP from @ei.teletherapy on Instagram, Erin Forward, MSP CCC_SLP, and Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, where they deep dive into evidence based intervention for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Join this electrifying trio as they tackle what the true definition of evidenced-based practice is for PFDs, move into explaining exercise principles, and discuss how to implement EBP...

Duration:01:09:10

114: Questions for Contract Employees during COVID-19 - Morgan Mitchell

8/26/2020
Guest: Morgan Mitchell - In this episode Michelle is joined by once again by Morgan Mitchell, Senior Recruiter with Elevation Healthcare, who last joined us for Episode 101 “Considerations for that Contract Job”. Today he comes back to provide specific advice regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic for both Current Contract Employees and Potential Contract Employees, as they head back to their local schools this Fall. Morgan was gracious enough to spend another hour with us to offer functional...

Duration:01:01:17

113: The Evidence Regarding NMES for Pediatrics - Rick McAdoo, MS, CCC-SLP

8/19/2020
Guest: Rick McAdoo, MS, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by Rick McAdoo, M.S., CCC-SLP, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Ampcare, LLC, an FDA registered medical device and services company in Fort Worth, TX, and adjunct professor at his alma mater, TCU. The efficacy of utilization of NMEs as a potential treatment for Pediatric Oropharyngeal Dysphagia is controversial… check any professional Facebook page for the commentary thread and it can get heated, (to say the least). In this...

Duration:01:06:02

112: More Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders with Dr. Angela - Angela McLeod, PhD, CCC-SLP

8/12/2020
Guest: Angela McLeod, PhD, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined once again by Angela N. McLeod, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, who is a Clinical Associate Professor and Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of SC, that has also obtained certification as a qualified orofacial myologist (QOM). This is the sequel to Dr. Angela’s first appearance in Episode #103 “Mythbusting Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders”. Today Dr. Angela discusses who is an appropriate pediatric candidate for orofacial...

Duration:01:08:18

111: It’s More than ‘Picky Eating’… Three Multifaceted Case Studies - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

8/5/2020
Co-Host: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle and Erin tackle three complex Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) Cases. Join them as they walk through the first steps of identifying signs and symptoms, navigate the complexity of the Interprofessional Practice diagnostic process, address some potential EBP treatment options, and then discuss a recovery plan for when the inevitable “kaboom” of a communication breakdown occurs between practitioners. If you have questions about the...

Duration:01:07:54

110: Behind the Scenes of AAC - Wyatt Franken

7/29/2020
Guest: Wyatt Franken - In this episode Michelle is joined by Wyatt Franken, Augmentative Communication Consultant with Talk to Me Technologies. Wyatt, who has a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from University of Northern Iowa, is here today to talk about all the nitty gritty details that go on behind the scenes in the process of AAC trials. Have you been worried about what options are out there? Curious about the trends in AAC? What about the little details, such as how do you...

Duration:01:12:21

109: The Journey of Cochlear Implants - Dakota Sharp, AuD, CCC-A​

7/22/2020
Guest: Dakota Sharp, AuD, CCC-A - In this episode Michelle is joined by Dakota Sharp, AuD, CCC-A is a clinical assistant professor and audiologist at the University of South Carolina Montgomery-Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Today Dr. Dakota lays out the steps entailed in the process of obtaining a cochlear implant! Have you ever wondered which one of your patients is a candidate for a CI? Or are you unfamiliar with hearing aid technology and unsure of the difference between a CI and other...

Duration:01:07:23

108: Top Tips for Starting out as a Clinical Supervisor - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

7/8/2020
Co-Host: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined once again by her dynamite First Bite partner, Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, where they take on the topic of Clinical Supervision…for a newbie! The lovely Erin, like so many other SLP’s out there, is coming down the home stretch for when she can serve the next round of Clinicians as their Clinical Practicum Supervisor! There’s no better time than now to cover all the amazing supports, supervision requirement changes,...

Duration:01:06:40

107: EBP for Blenderized Tube Feedings - Melissa Blandford, MS, RD, LDN

7/1/2020
Guest: Melissa Blandford, MS, RD, LDN - In this episode Michelle is joined by Melissa Blandford - Development Manager for Real Food Blends for the East Coast. Melissa, who has over 20 years of experience working with enteral pediatric patients in the home setting, as well as with DME companies to assist with billing, insurance, and trouble shooting use and approval of enteral feedings in the home setting, is here for an hour to discuss all things EBP for Blenderized Tube Feedings (BTF). Have...

Duration:01:05:56

106: Feeding Therapy in an ABA Center with Dani from ‘The Messy SLP’ - Dani Newcomb, MS, CCC-SLP

6/24/2020
Guest: Dani Newcomb, MS CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by Dani Newcombe, MS CCC-SLP, the delightfully candid Pediatric Feeding SLP blogger behind The Messy SLP, where she shares bits and pieces of what it's like to be a "messy perfectionist". Dani, who currently works as an SLP in an autism therapy center in South Bend, Indiana, has traveled the country in the pursuit of her passion… delivering EBP Feeding Services to those in need! Today she shares how we can work...

Duration:01:11:13

105: The Curious Crossroads of BCBA and CCC's - Sari Risen, M.A., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, BCBA

6/17/2020
Guest: Sari Risen, M.A., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, BCBA - In this episode Michelle is joined by Sari Risen, M.A., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, BCBA, from Toronto, Canada, and they tackle the complicated topic of ABA Therapy and Speech Therapy…within the framework of the fields working collaboratively! Join the ladies as Sari takes First Bite Listeners on an Interprofessional Education tour of the process it takes to earn a BCBA certification, explains the differences and similarities between the...

Duration:01:05:39

104: Research Reviews for the Real World - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

6/10/2020
Co-Host: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined again by her regular First Bite Co-Host, Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, and they share some recent research in the world of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders! Today, Michelle and Erin address 5 different research articles covering everything from laryngomalacia and a supraglottaplasty repair to a systematic weaning protocol of thickened for little ones with a past medical history that includes aspiration. The...

Duration:01:18:59

103: Mythbusting Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders - Angela McLeod, PhD, CCC-SLP

6/4/2020
Guest: Angela McLeod, PhD, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by Angela N. McLeod, PhD, CCC-SLP, who is a Clinical Associate Professor and Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of SC, that has also obtained certification as a qualified orofacial myologist (QOM). Are you new to the words “orofacial myologist” and unclear what it is and how it works within the field of Speech-Language Pathology? Have you worried that orofacial myology is synonymous with non-evidenced based...

Duration:01:09:33

102: Mindful Nutrition with @makainutrition - Marissa Kai

5/27/2020
Guest: Marissa Kai - In this episode Michelle is joined by Marissa Kai is an Intuitive Eating nutritionist (soon-to-be Registered Dietitian), from @MaKaiNutrition on Instagram. For many of us, our relationship with food has changed drastically since the start of the pandemic…becoming either source of pleasure or stress. Comedic posts of the “Pandemic Pounds” and “Pandemic Beach Body” are plentiful on social media these days, but for some it only adds to the burden of their current situation....

Duration:01:09:05