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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. Each episode is available for .1 ASHA CEUs through SpeechTherapyPD.com.
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.

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    • 4.7 • 184 Ratings

Join Speech-Language Pathologist: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC for First Bite - Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP. Each episode is available for .1 ASHA CEUs through SpeechTherapyPD.com.
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.

    Triple Delight: When a Certified OT, RD and CLC is Treating PFD

    Triple Delight: When a Certified OT, RD and CLC is Treating PFD

    Guest: Bianca Roe, OTD, OTR/L, RDN, LDN, CLC - Bianca Roe is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Clinical Pediatric Registered Dietitian, and has almost a whole alphabet worth of letters behind her name! She is a certified OTD, OTR/L, RDN/LDN, and CLC working in the PFD space and we have her on the show today to unpack exactly what that means, how she made her way into this unique role, and why it is important to look beyond your immediate field and work to improve your practice and care. In our conversation with Bianca, we talk about the basics of what she does, looking at what the job of a registered dietician entails, and contrasting that with the role of a nutritionist. We also talk about her desire to become a qualified occupational therapist along with her work in feeding. She also talks about switching hats and how she knows when to step into which role. We get to tackle the subject of interprofessional learning, and how beneficial this can be to your expertise and the care that you provide, so to hear all this from a young powerhouse, who we cannot wait to have back on the podcast again, listen in!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Evolution in Practice for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

    Evolution in Practice for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

    Guest: Memorie Gosa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S - Seven weeks after we obtained access to the new PFD ICD-10 codes, the annual ASHA Convention will host its very first PFDs Feeding and Swallowing track. To honor this monumental event, today we are joined by Memorie Gosa who served as the chair of the inaugural 2021 Pediatric Normal and Disordered Feeding and Swallowing Topic Committee. Memorie Gosa is a world-renowned Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Communicative Disorders Department at the University of Alabama. In this episode, she joins us to walk us through the history of PFDs and dysphagia. She explains how the PFD world came to be, the progress of clinical training programs on dysphagia at a university level in recent years, and the evolving trends in evidence-based treatment. Tuning in you’ll hear why treating pediatric dysphagia has to be multidisciplinary, expert advice for anyone wanting to engage in IPP, and insight into where you can find helpful resources for evidence-based treatments. With the ASHA 2021 Convention upon us, find out what you can expect and what master classes you should not miss. Tune in for all this and more!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Filling your EBP SLP Cup via Clinical Case Studies with “The Cup of Council” SLP Trio!

    Filling your EBP SLP Cup via Clinical Case Studies with “The Cup of Council” SLP Trio!

    Guests: Cup of Councel - Today we have a special roundtable conversation dealing with helpful case studies, and are joined by the three wonderful hosts of the Cup of Council Podcast! Amy Gundlach, MA, CCC-SLP, Katie Joyner Robinson, MA, CCC-SLP, and Brittany Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP sit down with us and share some enlightening experiences that you are not going to want to miss. These three speech-language pathologists have a combined total of over 30 years of experience in a number of settings and we get to speak about the importance of thinking outside the box and developing new types of therapy while shining a light on their most important moments of professional growth. The conversation covers examples of new types of innovative approaches, and we also get a taster for their amazing podcast, which we recommend you check out as soon as you finish listening to this! So if you want to hear this open-hearted and enlightening chat, dealing with our strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between, join us and catch it all!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Fabulous Fed Life of a J-Tube User

    The Fabulous Fed Life of a J-Tube User

    Guest: Breanne Dalton - Complications that arise from issues in the gut are plentiful and complex, something that we in the world of feeding disorders are all too familiar with. Here on the show today to share about her work and own journey with digestive problems is Breanne Dalton from the University of Southern Mississippi! The life-altering first-hand experiences that Breanne has had have enabled her to connect with little ones on a very deep level, and serve them with a real understanding and empathy. We celebrate Breanne and her heroic work, how she has turned her own needs around feeding tubes into a way to help others! In our conversation, we get to hear from Breanne about J-Tubes and G-Tubes, the important steps on her path to where she is today, her attitude towards normalizing feeding issues, and why food and eating are so central to the human experience and building relationships. So, to hear it all from our great guest, be sure to listen in with us today!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Executive Functioning Disorder for Pediatrics

    Executive Functioning Disorder for Pediatrics

    Guest: Sucheta Kamath - As SLP’s, we tend to focus on our specific area of expertise; language or speech production or cognition, for example. However, our guest on the show today, the wonderful Sucheta Kamath, believes that this lack of a big picture perspective is problematic and that there is a better way to do things. Sucheta has focused her career on the functioning of the brain as a whole, and the intersection between brain functioning, psychology, sociology, and education. After listening to this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of executive functioning, metacognition, and the variety of factors that impact these. Sucheta shares the strategies that she utilizes to help children master executive functioning, how to determine whether a child has executive dysfunctions, as well as a few stories which highlight what can go wrong when our executive function isn’t operating at its full capacity.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The One Where We Get Acquainted

    The One Where We Get Acquainted

    Guest: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP, CLC - This is our 164th episode and until now we have not had an episode dedicated to our backstory, and some of the silly things that also make up who we are, so we decided to spend today answering some of your questions and helping our audience getting to know us a little better! We still find some time for some serious thoughts on the life of an SLP but you can expect some talk about movies, our favorite character from Friends, which podcasts get us the most excited, and much more! Other questions we answer include how we first met, dealing with the demands of work and finding time for family, alternative career paths, and the best memories from our careers in speech therapy. So, if you have ever felt like you would like to get to know Erin and Michelle just a little bit better, and fill in some of the gaps, this is the show for you!

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Slplife7842 ,

Fun and Informative

A lot of podcasts are fun or informative but it’s hard to find ones that are both. First Bite does just that! It tackles current issues in the field and teaches in a way that’s effective but enjoyable. I love that it gives you tangible ideas that you can implement immediately and doesn’t just reiterate information that hasn’t been tried out. Professionals who are actually practicing give you the best and most up to date tidbits and you feel like you are part of the conversation.

AmyGSLP ,

Variety, informative, and conversational

First Bite is one of my go-to SLP podcasts. I love the variety of topics covered, the different topics and knowledge areas of the guests, and the real conversational style of this podcast!

shamdoosler ,

Amazing podcast- a breath of fresh air and fun leaning

This podcast is a perfect mix of a evidence based knowledge, intelligence, entertainment and Michele seems sincerely passionate about her profession.

It is a breath of fresh air to be equally entertained whilst learning about pertinent work related topics all at the same time.

I have listened to several of her podcasts, and it is amazing how often I can sense the contagious smile in her voice, very much needed in our current season of craziness.

Thank you for all that you do: the smiles, the knowledge, and the ongoing discussions and being so accessible.

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