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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.

    102: Mindful Nutrition with @makainutrition - Marissa Kai

    102: Mindful Nutrition with @makainutrition - Marissa Kai

    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. Marissa is here to help address the fears and turn mealtime for the SLP back into a source of mirth and merriment! Mindful Nutrition for the SLP’s soul and tastebuds is possible, so join us for an hour of self care straight from our pantry to yours!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    101: Considerations for That Contract Job - Morgan Mitchell

    101: Considerations for That Contract Job - Morgan Mitchell

    Guest: Morgan Mitchell - In this episode Michelle is joined by Morgan Mitchell, Senior Recruiter for Elevation Healthcare, to address all the confusions and considerations that surround a contract SLP position! So let’s be honest, we have all seen our friends who take that contract job and are posting beautiful instagram pictures of exotic places across America…and we think to ourselves, “Oh I could do that…but…” and then we freeze because of that tiny little word “but”. Today, we are tackling that “but” and replacing it what the facts about who, what, where, when, why behind a contract and also delving into the ASHA 2019 Healthcare Salary Survey to pack this hour full of information, so that you know your worth! Get your parka or sunglasses ready, because by the end of this hour you will be ready for that contract position and the adventure of a lifetime!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    100: Chasing the Swallow: The Case for IPP in Pediatric Feeding Disorders - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

    100: Chasing the Swallow: The Case for IPP in Pediatric Feeding Disorders - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

    Co-Host: Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by her regular co-host of First Bite, the one and only Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP and…drumroll please…this is the episode where they get to share the project they have been working on for the past year… “Chasing the Swallow: Best Practices for Pediatric Feeding Disorders”… the BOOK… just in PodCourse form of course! Have you ever wondered about what type of training and education the members of the Pediatric Feeding Team have experienced? Have you been curious about what type of tests that ENT, GI, and Neurologist can order? Have you ever pondered who can help solve the riddle of a particular patient’s signs and symptoms? Today the ladies of First Bite answer those questions and more with copious amounts of research and resources! It’s been a long time coming, but y’all “Chasing the Swallow” is finally here!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    99: Fascination of FEES - Vince Clark, M.Ed, CCC-SLP

    99: Fascination of FEES - Vince Clark, M.Ed, CCC-SLP

    Guest: Vince Clark, M.Ed, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by Edgar “Vince” Clark, M. Ed., CCC/SLP, Past President of the GA Speech Language Hearing Association and 2013 Alumni of the Year for the Dewar College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University. Today Vince shares his insights on why the FEEs examination can be as an invaluable tool for the pediatric population as the MBSS instrumental examination, and how it offers improved accessibility especially for those populations that don’t have easy access to a radiology suite. Sit back and let the soothing Southern drawl of these two calm your nerves and lift your spirits while they talk about all thangs noses and fiber optic cameras!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    98: Examining Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dr. Gregg - Gregory Black, MD

    98: Examining Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dr. Gregg - Gregory Black, MD

    Guest: Gregory Black, MD - In this episode Michelle is joined by Dr. Gregory Black, the current President of the SC Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society, and guest for Episode 13 “So You’re Telling Me Allergy Testing is Important?”, and Episode 18 “Dairy vs Soy vs What? The Correct Formula for Your Allergy and Why!” and they are taking a closer examination of that elusive Eosinophilic Esophagitis diagnosis. Okay, so let’s admit, most of us had never heard of “EOE”, as it is more commonly known, in grad school, but it appears to be popping up left and right these days when we go to obtain a past medical history for our patients. This is a hard diagnosis to come by, and unfortunately, it is a hard diagnosis to effectively treat, and for the “Feeding Therapist”, well y’all it’s hard to try new foods when we are worried about which ones our patient’s could be allergic too. That’s where the lovely Dr. Gregg Black comes in! He is back y’all to explain all about EOE! Through his helpful tips, all of us in the trenches will find better footing in the evaluation and treatment process for our patients! Three Cheers for Dr. Gregg!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    97: Effective Early Intervention for Individuals with Down Syndrome - Kelly Kleinhans, PhD, CCC-SLP

    97: Effective Early Intervention for Individuals with Down Syndrome - Kelly Kleinhans, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Guest: Kelly Kleinhans, PhD, CCC-SLP - In this episode Michelle is joined by Kelly Kleinhans, PhD, CCC-SLP, who was awarded the 2017 Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association-American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Clinical Achievement Award for her work with persons with Down syndrome. Dr. Kelly, who is currently serving as past president of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is here today to share her passion for best practices for total communication and early introduction of AAC for individuals who have Down syndrome. Have you noticed the inclusive advertisements for some of our favorite shopping centers? Have you noticed the new face on some of our favorite baby food jars lately? Dr. Kelly and First Bite sure have! So after we tackle “all thangs” EBP for total communication and AAC, Dr. Kelly is going to discuss the empowering trends in social media for acceptance and inclusion! You’re probably going to want to listen to this fabulous hour with your latte in hand while pushing your favorite red shopping cart!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

efbrownslp ,

Favorite Podcast!

I LOVE this podcast. Michelle and Erin provide the essential continuing ed that we all need, but don’t have time or funds to track down. The format is so convenient and the guests are AMAZING. Five stars- keep up the great work.

ksconlan ,

Perfect for Continuing Ed!

I’m a new grad entering into a clinical fellowship, and am so happy to have found another engaging EBP podcast to listen to all day long 🤗

misslehrman ,

Great pod for CFY

I love this podcast. This has been a great bridge from grad school to my CFY in a special ed day school. I love the wide range of topics and research provided each week. Thank you so much!

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