First Bite #95 – April 07, 2020

Cari Ebert on Delivering Extraordinary Early Intervention!

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by the one and only Cari Ebert, MS CCC-SLP, of the famous Cari Ebert Seminars! Cari, who is a passionate pediatric SLP focusing on Early Intervention and Apraxia, an Autism Momma, a proud defender of play, a breast cancer survivor, author, professional speaker, and as she says a frequent flyer, is a one-stop-shop for EBP resources and is here today to tackle the evidenced-based trend towards Coaching. Watch out for EI SLP’s…we heard that worried sigh of “Oh No not Coaching!”, but fear not! Cari illuminates the common misunderstanding between Coaching and Counseling, then turns around and busts open the obstacles to coaching with function and fun resources to set you and your patients up for success. It’s a double whammy of energy and enthusiasm for putting evidence into the world of Early Intervention this hour!


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

  • The difference between the Coaching Model towards Early Intervention versus the Counseling Model.
  • 3 obstacles to the Coaching Model of Early Intervention.
  • 3 strategies to overcoming the aforementioned obstacles in coaching in Early Intervention.


Cari Ebert MS, CCC-SLP

Cari Ebert is a pediatric speech-language pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1993 and her master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Cari is a therapist, consultant, author, and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most… TALK! She works exclusively with young children, birth to age five, and their families and believes that early intervention is the key to future success. She has dedicated her career to helping young children achieve their maximum potential with speech, language, and social-emotional development. Cari’s son has autism spectrum disorder and apraxia, allowing her to engage audiences both as a professional and as a parent of a child with special needs. She has an animated personality, and this translates to a high-energy speaking style. Join Cari as she explores important issues for enhancing the development of young children… you’ll be glad you took the time!