First Bite #62 – August 27, 2019

The Power of Waiting

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by her dear friend Krystal Vermillion, MOT,OTR/L, from The Shriner’s Hospital Greenville, SC. This episode is near and dear to Michelle’s heart as Krystal’s guidance on utilization of therapeutic cues not only shaped the frequency and types of cues that Michelle has used with her patients, but also with her own personal tiny humans. In short, sometimes the auditory bombardment and latency period that SLP’s, (and tired Mommas), use in general are too much and too short…but never fear, Krystal is here to offer functional evidenced based tips on how to “read” our pediatric patients and offer just the right amount! Enjoy this power hour on therapeutic cues between dear friends who are equal parts nerd girl and avid outdoorsy folks!


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

  • Latency period and how it applies to rehabilitation/habiliation.
  • 3 different types of cues/supports that can be used for language acquisition.
  • 3 different types of cues/supports for PO intake/pediatric dysphagia.


Krystal Vermillion, MOT, OTR/L

Krystal Vermillion is an occupational therapist from The Shriner’s Hospital Greenville, SC.