First Bite #141 – March 23, 2021

The Case for Pediatric Chronic Cough

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Andrea Storie, MCLSC CCC-SLP, a professional whose focus is on the evaluation and treatment of pediatric chronic cough and voice disorders. Whenever a pediatric feeding disorder SLP hears a child cough, instantly our ears perk up and we start wondering, “What is going on in there?” But did you know that some children develop a habit cough that is not triggered by penetration/aspiration? It can happen! Andrea is here to educate and inspire us as to the signs and symptoms of pediatric habit cough, the interprofessional team that is needed to diagnose it, and the current evidence-based practice strategies to help treat a pediatric cough. Enjoy this hour dedicated to this highly focused and cutting-edge topic!


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

  • What “Habit Cough” is including signs and symptoms and other labels for this disorder.
  • The process to diagnosis “Habit Cough” and Interprofessional Practice Team Members involved in the process.
  • Strategies for therapy to address “Habit Cough”.


Andrea Storie, MCLSC CCC-SLP

Andrea Storie is a speech-language pathologist who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 1991 and a Masters in Clinical Science in Speech Language Pathology in 1993 both from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Andrea completed her Clinical Fellowship at University Hospital in London Ontario and stayed on in a full-time position there until 1998. She then moved due to her husband’s job transfer to the US. She joined the phenomenal team at in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina where she was able to develop her interest and expertise in the areas of voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders.

Andrea moved to Anderson in 2001 and eventually started the AnMed Voice Clinic. After 17 years of treating voice and swallowing outpatients in the Anderson area, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Greenville ENT team in 2018 in order to move back to a teaching hospital environment and to work with such a fabulous multidisciplinary team. Andrea has taught the masters level voice disorders course at USC in Columbia and very much enjoy mentoring graduate students and new clinicians in the field of speech-language pathology. When not at work, Andrea spends much of her time in church volunteer work, particularly Haiti missions and with her family on her farm in Pendleton.