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Expanding Your Evidence Based Triangle for Pediatric Feeding Disorders

1.0 Hours
18
Audio

Course Description

In this course, Alyson Smith, Erin Forward and Michelle L.W. Dawson dive into evidence based intervention for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Join this electrifying trio as they tackle what the true definition of evidenced-based practice is for PFDs, move into explaining exercise principles, and discuss how to implement EBP strategies in your Early Intervention Clinic or Home-Based Services. These three women are on a mission to bring fabulously functional tips to your practice.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe the definition of Evidenced-Based Practice and how it correlates to Pediatric Feeding Disorders.
2
Describe the four steps involved in Evidenced-Based Decision making.
3
Describe 2 ways to evaluate the validity of the evidence presented.
About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Member/Manager of HeartWood Speech Therapy in Columbia, SC, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling the nation delivering courses registered for ASHA CEUs on best practices for evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents, is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 2020 recipient of the “Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion” from Feeding Matters, a 2017 graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program, and 5-time recipient of the ASHA ACE Award.

Erin Forward

MSP, 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 Speechtherapypd.com. 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.

Alyson Smith

MS, CCC-SLP

Alyson Smith is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with feeding and swallowing experience in infants, toddlers, and young children. She is an advocate for evidence-based practices and has received two ASHA Awards for Continuing Education. Alyson is currently pursuing her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
15 min: Discuss definition of Evidenced-Based Practice and how it correlates to Pediatric Feeding Disorders
15 min: Discuss four steps involved in Evidenced-Based Decision making
15 min: Discuss 2 ways to evaluate the validity of the evidence presented
5 min: Questions and Answers
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson
Financial Michelle Dawson received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. Michelle is a Clinical Coordinator for the SLP Graduate Program at Frances Marion University, Florence, South Carolina.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist. Volunteers with Feeding Matters
Disclosure Statement for Erin Forward
Financial Erin Forward received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Alyson Smith
Financial Alyson Smith received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Erin Forward

MSP, CCC-SLP

Alyson Smith

MS, CCC-SLP

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