First Bite #122 – October 27, 2020

Baby Burnout with Sarah from @ShortandSweetSpeech

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Sarah Breshears, MA CCC-SLP, of @ShortandSweetSpeech from Instagram. This oral care champion is here to hold the crucial conversation about “Baby Burnout”! Y’all we get it. Sometimes the world of Early Intervention and Pediatrics is overwhelming and you hit your professional “done level”. But, you then run into the almost insurmountable challenge of, “But babies are all I know! How do I make the change into adults?”. Sarah is here to educate about the s/s of burnout, functional strategies to overcome it and offer suggestions to help you make a transition from babies to adults, from home health to acute, from stress to relief. If you are feeling “done”, then this is the episode to help you find your muchness again.


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

  • The signs and symptoms of burnout.
  • Strategies to address burnout.
  • The steps involved to make a successful transition from pediatrics to adults.


Sarah Breshears, MA CCC-SLP

Sarah Breshears is an SLP in her 6th year of practice working in the acute hospital setting as well as providing teletherapy for a school for children with severe-profound exceptional learning abilities. Previously, Sarah has served populations in the schools, pediatric private practice, IPR, and OP peds & adults. She is the creative mind behind Short and Sweet Speech and the VP for the Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association. She’s working towards board certification as a specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and has a passion for mentoring grad students and new grads. Sarah is an OU Health Science Center aluma. When she’s not working, planning the OSHA state conference or taking courses for CEUs, she’s momming two frenchies, Betty White and Black Jack, or bringing a little optimism and positivity to the SLP Insta community. She is an avid traveler, future PhD, and self-love enthusiast. Sarah is known best for her giant smile, loud laugh, and love for adequate oral care.