First Bite #80 – December 22, 2019

Merry Memories: EBP lessons learned from our Mistakes

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by co-host Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, where they discuss a fair few of their Many Merry Mistakes in the world of Early Intervention and Pediatric Speech Language Pathology…but more importantly they discuss the Evidenced Based Practice life lessons they learned from them. The daily struggle of time management, from both a scheduling perspective and from within a session, are attended to, as well as lessons and strategies learned from past breakdowns in crucial conversations between Clinicians and Caregivers regarding EBP treatment and caregiver misconceptions…and interspersed over the entire hour is the power behind the word “No”! The aim is to reignite your fire for our field at the end of the year when your hearth may be smoldering instead of burning bright…all via a Merry look at our past Mistakes.


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

  • 3 considerations for scheduling early intervention patients.
  • 3 considerations/strategies for time management within a session for early intervention patients.
  • 3 considerations/strategies for crucial conversations between caregivers and clinicians when discussing EBP.


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.