First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast

Fed, Fun, Functional Resources for the Pediatric Speech Pathologist

About the show

Join Speech-Language Pathologist: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S for First Bite - Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP. Each episode is available for 0.1 ASHA CEU through SpeechTherapyPD.com.

If you're a SLP who has more questions than answers when it comes to treating your medically complex/fragile pediatric patients, this podcast is for you! Michelle offers her own unique insights and interviews colleagues who are experts in their respective fields with the goal of inspiring and illuminating all aspects of diagnosing and treating this unique population.

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Episodes

  • 276: Building Relationships With Your Clients: Bringing it Back to Heart-Centered Care

    May 21st, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Casey Rovinksi, SLP—In this episode, Erin is joined by the lovely Casey Rovinksi, SLP and owner of Speak Outside the Box practice in Tampa, Florida. Casey and Erin discuss the value of relationship-based therapy with our clients and within ourselves.

  • 275: Compare and Contrast: Adults vs Pediatrics Critical Care and Dysphagia

    May 14th, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., Sc.M., CCC-SLP, F-ASHA - Martin opens this hour, sharing his journey into critical care for adults and the role of mentors. Martin and Michelle then deep-dive into ICU delirium, discussing potential etiologies that could trigger it and how it could impact a patient’s cognition and deglutition.

  • 274: GLP for the Pediatric SLP

    May 2nd, 2024  |  1 hr 11 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Farwa Husain, MS CCC-SLP - Farwa, a bilingual speech-language pathologist and private practice owner of One-on-One Speech Therapy in New Jersey, recognized as an ASHA Innovator in 2023, spends this hour sharing her passion for growing culturally and linguistically appropriate therapy for gestalt language processors (GLP) and their caregivers!

  • 273: Behind the Scenes of an ASHA Convention

    April 26th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guests: Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BSC-CL, F-ASHA, & Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A - The ASHA Convention may only happen once a year, but the planning and dedication that leads up to those few days starts two years before the go-live date.

  • 271: True Tales from an SLP Entrepreneur

    April 24th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Sarah Breshears, MA, CCC-SLP & Savanah Reaser - In this episode, Michelle is joined by Sarah Breshears, MA, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, founder of Short and Sweet Speech, CEO of Social Moguls, author of “Short and Sweet Stories,” and her niece Savanah Reaser, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, and illustrator of “Short and Sweet Stories.” With spring break upon us and summer knocking at the door, a fair few of us are contemplating the inevitable question, “Should we return to this job?” “Am I truly using all of my talents here?” or “Am I destined for more?”.

  • 270: Neurodivergent Voices to Inform Your Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice

    March 27th, 2024  |  1 hr 35 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Emily Starling, MA, CCC-SLP — In this episode, Michelle and Erin are joined by Emily Starling, the host of the Neurotwist podcast. She shares her experience as an SLP who was later identified as autistic.

  • 269: A New Take on the Three “C’s” for SLPs: Strategies for Improved Therapeutic Presence

    February 27th, 2024  |  1 hr 25 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Stephanie Michelle Sweigart, MS CCC-SLP - In this episode, Michelle is joined by none other than the “Golden State SLP,” aka Stephanie Michelle Sweigart, MS CCC-SLP, to cover all things of Therapeutic Presence. If you’ve met Stephanie, then you know that a conversation with her feels like a warm hug.

  • 268: An SLP as a “Sensory Detective”

    February 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Jennifer Ruckner, MS CCC-SLP, & Beth Cooper, MOT, OTR/L - Michelle, Jennifer, and Beth encourage you to don your detective cap, procure your magnifying glass, and let the sensory detective training begin. Jennifer and Beth offer foundational guidance on why an SLP needs to understand the unique sensory needs of the little ones we are called to serve. They offer strategies on how to create a dynamic transdisciplinary team, then go in-depth on the roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist.

  • 267: Unlocking Eyegaze: Learning the Mysteries Behind the Machine

    February 13th, 2024  |  1 hr 14 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Jenn Rubenstein, MS CCC-SLP - Have you ever stood in AWE watching an eye-gaze user navigate their communication device to express joy but were left scratching your head and wondering, “But how does it work?” In this episode, the ladies of “First Bite” are joined by Jenn Rubenstein, MS CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist and Clinical Account Executive for Eyegaze, to unlock the mysteries behind the machine.

  • 266: Feeding Strategies and Thickening Options for Infants with Dysphagia

    February 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Lindsay Stevens, MA CCC-SLP - Join Michelle and guest Lindsay Stevens, MA CCC-SLP, who brings her years of experience as a clinician and caregiver to help grow your evidenced-based practice regarding infant dysphagia.

  • 265: Mentorship in PFD: What We Have to Learn as Mentors and Mentees

    February 2nd, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Taylor Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Erin is joined by friend and colleague Taylor Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP, to discuss mentor and mentee relationships when it comes to pediatric feeding disorders.

  • 264: A Model of Interprofessional Practice to Support Neurodiverse Individuals

    February 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: April Helper, LPC - Michelle is joined for this truly powerful episode by April Helper, LPC, Founder and Executive Director of Adagio House. The Adagio House “exists to provide high-quality, trauma-informed, attachment-based services to all types of caregivers and their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay.”

  • 263: ASHA 2023 Igniting Innovation: Neurodiversity Affirming and #CallitPFD Takeaways

    January 25th, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Michelle and her favorite co-host Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, CLC, relive the best parts of the 2023 ASHA Convention: Igniting Innovation as it relates to all things neurodiversity-affirming care and pediatric feeding disorder.

  • 262: The SLP’s Role in Autism Evaluations

    November 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guest: Lillian Thompson Brown, MS CCC-SLP - Lillian's current research undertakings have been driven by passion from her personal experiences as a younger sibling to an autistic brother. If you, too, have been despairing over the extensive wait times that little ones and their caregivers have to endure in the process of obtaining an ASD diagnosis, then despair no more.

  • 261: Strategies from SLPs Breaking Down Barriers to PFD Care

    November 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guests: Juliet Ochura, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, Kerry Pearl, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, & Jennifer Perez, MS CCC-SLP, CLC - In this episode, Michelle is joined by Juliet, Kerry, and Jennifer, a fabulous trio of colleagues from Boston Medical Center, to discuss all things “Breaking Down Barriers to PFD Care."

  • 260: Implementation Science and AAC: What, How, and Why

    November 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 11 mins
    asha, ceu, continuing education, slp, speech language pathology, speech pathology, speech therapy

    Guests: Rebekah Wada, ABD, CCC-SLP and Megan Israelsen-Augenstein, PhD, CCC-SLP - In the last few years, the field of speech-language pathology has increased its attention on the understanding and use of implementation science. But what is implementation science?