First Bite #4 – July 03, 2018

Pediatric Dysphagia evaluation in home health….wait, what…we can do that…and bill for it?

(.1 ASHA CEU) For more info, click here.

Course Description

Every 4th episode of First Bite, Michelle is joined by the lovely Erin Forward of Rochester, NY, where they tackle hard questions facing the world of pediatric speech therapy.  In this episode, the roles are reversed and Erin asks Michelle about special considerations when completing a pediatric dysphagia/feeding evaluation in the home health/natural environment setting.


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • 2 components of a home-health pediatric dysphagia/feeding eval.
  • 2 reasons why a patient warrants a skilled clinical evaluation.  
  • 3 components of a food log. 


Erin Forward, MSP CF-SLP

Erin currently resides in Greenville, SC but grew up in Rochester, NY where her family still resides. Erin attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Undergraduate degrees in Communication Science and Disorders and Psychology, and completed her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at the University of South Carolina. She has worked in a variety of settings including early-intervention/home-health, NICU in a children’s hospital, and an outpatient feeding clinic. Erin currently works for a non-profit outpatient speech clinic, where she specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Erin is the Co-Host of the wildly acclaimed PodCourse/PodCast “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional a Speech Therapy”, sponsored by Erin is passionate about engaging in interprofessional practice for her patients and advocating for attainment of functional independence for patients and their families, all done with a little bit of fun and joy. She believes that if you tell a child they can do something, they can do it, which is what makes working with children so rewarding, as they inspire her every day.