First Bite #108 – July 07, 2020

Top Tips for Starting out as a Clinical Supervisor

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined once again by her dynamite First Bite partner, Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, where they take on the topic of Clinical Supervision…for a newbie!  The lovely Erin, like so many other SLP’s out there, is coming down the home stretch for when she can serve the next round of Clinicians as their Clinical Practicum Supervisor!  There’s no better time than now to cover all the amazing supports, supervision requirement changes, research, and practical application strategies for being a successful Supervisor!  Have you thought about venturing into the world of Clinical Supervision, but are not sure where to start?  Michelle and Erin will share the fabulous resources to set you and your future students for success!


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

  • Clinical Supervision updates from ASHA.
  • 3 recommendations from recent Supervision journal articles.
  • 3 resources available for new Clinical Supervisors.


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.