First Bite #69 – October 08, 2019

Food Chaining with Cheri Fraker, MS CCC-SLP, CLC

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by the One and Only Cheri Fraker, MS CCC-SLP, CLC! That’s right, the guru behind “Food Chaining: The proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Pick Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child’s Diet”. This phenomenal book has indescribably positively impacted the patients of the clinicians that have devoured the text. So, are you feeling stuck with how to proceed with a patient to expand their diet beyond 3 choice foods? Are you feeling overwhelmed with how to introduce PO for the first time to a little one who has feeding tube dependency? Well, leave your chewy tubes at home, lock them away in a box, lose the key, and be prepared to have your professional soul nourished with Cheri!


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

  • Differences between Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining therapy programs.
  • 3 approaches for implementing Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining in ST sessions.
  • 3 differences between Pre-Chaining/Food Chaining and other “Feeding Therapy” Programs available.


Cheri Fraker, MS CCC-SLP, CLC