First Bite: Fed. Fun. Functional.

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Newest First Bite

First Bite #190 – June 22, 2022

Mentoring the Next Generation of PFD Clinicians with Jennifer Casteix

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Jennifer Casteix, MS CCC-SLP, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona, Past-President and Current Governmental Affairs Chair of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association, to discuss how to mentor the next generation of pediatric feeding disorder clinicians. Do you have a waitlist a mile-long for your services? Do you have calling to do “more” for our profession, but are unsure of where to begin? Do you have a bit of wit along with your PFD wisdom and a desire to share it? Then join Jennifer as she inspires us to take up the mantle of Clinical Supervision and Mentorship! Learn an update on the current state of affairs of pediatric feeding disorder coursework in graduate school to understand the knowledge base students are coming to us with, and then embrace the conversation regarding different adult learning styles as strategies to effortlessly train our profession’s future. By the end of this hour, our hope is you too will serve as a Clinical Supervisor.


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

  • The concept of “Spaced Learning” and how it impacts adult learners.
  • Current prevalence of pediatric feeding disorder coursework within the framework of graduate school for speech-language pathology.
  • Malcom Knowles theory of “Five Types of Learning” and how it impacts adult learners.


Jennifer Casteix, MS, CCC-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.

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