First Bite #16 – September 25, 2018

Banishing Basic “Feeding” Myths in the World of Pediatrics

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

Course Description

In this lively episode, Michelle is joined by the lovely Miss Erin Forward, MS CF-SLP, formally of Rochester, NY, to bust some of our pre-conceived myths regarding the treatment of “feeding” disorders in the pediatric world.  Defining the etiology of the dysphagia, the confusion of utilization of EBP strategies with adults, and how EBP can often become misplaced when treating pediatrics is discussed, as well as some of our favorite resources to develop our EBP for pediatrics is discussed.  It’s an intense session, but one that has been worth the wait!


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

  • 3 different medical diagnoses and how they can trigger an oropharygneal dysphagia.
  • 2 EBP for treating adults and how these can be replicated with pediatrics. 
  • 3 evidence-based practice supports to grow as a clinician.


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.