First Bite #156 – July 28, 2021

Been There, Done That! Interview Insights from an SLP

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined once again by her favorite podcasting cohost, Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, CLC…to tackle all things job hunting from the SLP’s perspective. So, if you’re on hunt for your dream clinical practicum, dream CF, or a dreamy job switch, then tune in as Michelle and Erin share functional advice on what clinical considerations you should consider for that coveted interview. From case study questions to have prepared, common clinical questions that you could be asked, and even social skills to demonstrate…or not demonstrate in the interview, Michelle and Erin are going to cover it all from the SLP’s perspective! Bonus round…stay tuned next month for a follow-up episode with the one and only Morgan Mitchell with Elevation Healthcare to tackle all the HR details too!


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

  • 3 potential case study question you may encounter during an interview and how to prep for them.
  • 3 potential ethical clinical questions you may encounter during an interview and how to prep for them.
  • 3 potential pitfalls with pragmatics during the interview and how to mitigate them.


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.