First Bite #60 – August 13, 2019

OTs and Feeding? Who knew!?!

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by the one and only Elizabeth “Beth” Halpin, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES, aka Feeding Therapy, OT guru extraordinaire! Yep, we own it, Beth rocks!! This is the hour that your questions pertaining to the Scope of Practice for Occupational Therapists engaged in Feeding Therapy are FINALLY answered! Beth offers functional hands-on, (no pun intended), resources for the EBP of “messy” and “sensory play”, as well as general EBP guidelines for how to incorporate OT skills into your feeding sessions. Enjoy this fascinating feeding hour that will leave you wanting more!!


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

  • Scope of Practice for Occupational Therapists as pertains to feeding therapy.
  • 3 recommendations for “messy” and/or “sensory play” as pertains to feeding therapy.
  • 3 recommendations for incorporating OT EBP into feeding sessions.


Elizabeth “Beth” Halpin, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES

Elizabeth (Beth) Halpin is an occupational therapist with 17 years of experience. She has spent the majority of her career (16 years) working in the pediatric setting. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including, inpatient acute care, NICU, outpatient, school-based and home care. Elizabeth is currently the Primary Feeding Therapist and a founding member of an intensive feeding program in a major metropolitan children’s hospital in Columbus Ohio. Elizabeth has a specialty certification in Feeding, Eating and Swallowing from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Elizabeth has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented on feeding at both a State and National Level.