First Bite #187 – June 01, 2022

Sensory Integration for SLPs with Jessie Ginsburg

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle and Erin are joined by none other than Jessie Ginsburg, MS CCC-SLP, a Sensory Integration trained speech-language pathologist, CEO of Pediatric Therapy Playhouse, and the founder of the internationally acclaimed “Inside Out Sensory Certificate Program”. If you have ever wondered what sensory regulation is, why it is important for our patients, and if sensory regulation is in your scope of practice…then y’all this is the hour for you! Jessie brings her expertise to “First Bite” and inspires us all to embrace sensory regulation and have fun while doing it!


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

  • What sensory integration is and why a speech-language pathologists needs to understand its impact.
  • The speech-language pathologists’ role in implementing sensory strategies.
  • 2 strategies for improving regulation during pediatric speech therapy sessions.


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.


Jessie Ginsburg, MS CCC-SLP

Jessie Ginsburg, MS CCC-SLP is a Sensory Integration trained speech-language pathologist and CEO of Pediatric Therapy Playhouse, a top-rated clinic in Los Angeles. Through her national publications and talks, and her internationally acclaimed “Inside Out Sensory Certificate Program”, Jessie inspires a new way of thinking about the speech-language pathologist’s role in supporting autistic children.