First Bite #111 – August 04, 2020

It’s More than ‘Picky Eating’…Three Multifaceted Case Studies

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle and Erin tackle three complex Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) Cases. Join them as they walk through the first steps of identifying signs and symptoms, navigate the complexity of the Interprofessional Practice diagnostic process, address some potential EBP treatment options, and then discuss a recovery plan for when the inevitable “kaboom” of a communication breakdown occurs between practioners. If you have questions about the initial red flags for EOE, Neurogenic based PFD, and how to establish ideal communication between practioners, then this is the Clinical Case Study Hour for you!


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

  • 2 s/s of EOE and list 2 potential Interprofessional partners in evaluation and treatment.
  • 2 s/s of neurogenic based disorders and list 2 potential ways this could result in a Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD).
  • 2 process improvement opportunities after a breakdown in continuity of care has occurred.


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.