First Bite #35 – February 19, 2019

Rapid Fire Resources for the Pediatric SLP

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined once again by her partner in all “thangs” functional pediatric therapy, Miss Erin Forward, MSP CF-SLP, both of them residing in Cola-Town, SC.  Tonight, Michelle and Erin rapid-fire drill through some of their favorite evidenced-based resources, all to nourish the on-the-run SLP’s soul.  In this episode, they tackle everything from pediatric dysphagia, pediatric cerebral vascular accidents, to neurogenic language impairments…everything from an explanation of etiology, dynamic diagnostics, and thoughtful therapy ideas!  Are you feeling perplexed as to where to begin for professional supports? Well stress no-more, Michelle and Erin are here!


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

  • 3 professional evidence-based resources for pediatric dysphagia.
  • 3 professional evidence-based resources for pediatric CVAs/IVHs.
  • 3 professional evidence-based resources for neurogenic language impairments.


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.