First Bite #124 – November 10, 2020

Ways to make your SLP Voice Heard

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle and Erin take a fresh look at Leadership opportunities available in our field. One aspect about the ASHA Convention that both Michelle and Erin miss the most, aside from hugging colleagues from across the nation, is the missed opportunities for learning how to engage in leadership activities to drive a positive change both a local and national level for our profession and our patients. Since the convention is cancelled this year, they decided to bring some ideas to you! So, regardless of what stage of your career you are in, #slp2be, #earlycareerslp, or #seasonedslp, this episode is designed to bring the tools and opportunities to you to help be the source of a positive change!


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

  • Leadership opportunities for an SLP Undergrad/Graduate student.
  • Leadership opportunities available at a state level.
  • Leadership opportunities available at a national level.


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.