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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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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.

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

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

    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 the NICU, common diagnoses and tests run by the GI, common terms that the RD may use in your collaborative conversation, and common terminology to help you absorb that Neurology report! Come join Michelle and Erin and master Medical Terminology for the EI SLP!

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

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

    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 “4 Pillars” are that serve as the basis for “Feeding Matters”, discussing the IPP advocacy efforts behind the PFD ICD Code, as well as development of the ICFQ Questionnaire to assist Pediatricians with their identification of PFD. She then inspires each and every single one of us on how we can share of our time and talents to advance the understanding and treatment for individuals with PFDs. Did I mention the best part? Not only is this organization driven by the crossroads of EBP and IPP…but they place a significant emphasis on family/caregiver involvement as being critical to the little one’s success! Hip Hip Hooray for a patient/family centered care PFD Hour!

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

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

    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 the various members of the team, medical readiness of the candidate, with specific emphasis placed on restoring the heart of mealtime: the healthy relationship between the child, their family/caregiver, and the meal. So, bust out your picnic tablecloth, get your messy feeding clothes ready, and be prepped for an hour of celebrating feeding victories!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Learning to Listen with Jenine a LSLS Certified AVT SLP - Jenine Entwistle Viole, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

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

    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 their functional language goals? Jenine is here to explain what an Auditory-Verbal Therapist is and how the specialized training and certification process supplies the evidence for that “something” you felt was missing. This is the perfect follow-up episode to compliment Dakota Sharpe, AuD, CCC-A in “The Journey of Cochlear Implants”, from First Bite Episode #109.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Quick Tips for a Successful Feeding Therapy Session - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

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

    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 their ability to attend to the activity? Erin and Michelle offer guidance on how to declutter that clinic space and why! Are you feeling frustrated by challenging behaviors during your session…and not sure which steps you need to take to help ease the storm? Erin and Michelle have ideas to bring the calm! Tune in for an hour of evidenced based feeding strategies that work!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Expanding Your Evidence Based Triangle for Pediatric Feeding Disorders with Alyson, Erin, and Michelle - Alyson Smith, MS, CCC-SLP

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

    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 strategies in your Early Intervention Clinic or Home-Based Services. These three women are on a mission to bring fabulously functional tips to your practice via an hour packed with laughter and #SLPNerdCrushes.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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Acam0412 ,

Love it

I love that this podcast covers a range of topics. Keep the episodes coming!

Ctogether ,

Excellent work

These are great podcasts- it is so nice to see information about pediatric feeding and swallowing 😊

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Moving Our Profession Forward!

It's great to see and hear a podcast about issues and info facing SLPs! After 30 years in the profession, this is an exciting development. Thanks for doing this and offering us another option for learning and earning, without the often large expense of on-site conferences. As a private SLP, I'm excited!

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