First Bite #146 – May 04, 2021

Interprofessional Practice for the NICU with Casey Lewis, MS CCC-SLP, CNT, CLC, NTMTC

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by none other than The Casey Lewis, MS CCC-SLP, CNT, CLC, NTMTC from Texas! Needless to say, we are super excited to be kicking of the new Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness month with a focus on our littlest warriors in the NICU! If you have ever wondered what a true Interprofessional Practice Team looks like inside of the NICU, well then wonder no more. Casey sheds light the various team members, their unique roles and responsibilities, and functional strategies for how community based SLPs and NICU SLPs can cooperate for improved patient outcomes. Remember folks, we are all on the same team here…and after this hour you will have the tools at hand to collaborate with confidence!


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

  • What Interprofessional Practice Team Members found in the NICU and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Typical steps involved in NICU discharge planning.
  • 3 strategies to improve continuity of care between NICU and next location of services.



Casey is a Texas born and raised Speech-Language Pathologist, educator, mentor, and leader. Over the past 8 years, Casey has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, all of which have driven her interest for improving the lives of those navigating the world of dysphagia. Casey is the owner of TexScope LLC, a mobile FEES company that services Texas and Oklahoma. Casey is also employed by HCA Healthcare where she has led the NICU’s therapy team and therapy initiatives. Casey is an avid advocate for fragile infants that require hospitalization in the NICU and realizes that family-centered care is vital for best developmental outcomes and family well-being. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs across the country, with her lectures focusing on dysphagia management in the NICU as well as the world of endoscopy. Casey’s unique abilities allow her to better serve those affected by dysphagia across the lifespan.