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Feeding Therapy in an ABA Setting

1.0 Hours
27
Audio

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Dani Newcombe, MS CCC-SLP, the delightfully candid Pediatric Feeding SLP blogger behind The Messy SLP. Dani, who currently works as an SLP in an autism therapy center has traveled the country in the pursuit of delivering EBP Feeding Services to those in need. Today she shares how we can work collaboratively with our ABA colleagues in the world of pediatric feeding disorders. Enjoy the hour filled with real life trials and tribulations, lessons learned from past failures, and how to set up for feeding success.


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Objective

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

1
Describe what feeding therapy looks like in the ABA setting.
2
Describe collaboration strategies with OT and ABA for feeding therapy in an ABA setting. 
3
Describe pros and cons for feeding therapy in an ABA setting.

About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S, serves as a speech-language pathologist with Wolfe Speech Therapy, LLC, in Staunton, VA, and adjunct professor with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC. Additionally, she is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional,” a weekly speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” of pediatric speech therapy and is presented by SpeechTherapyPD.com. Michelle authored "Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders." She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling across the nation delivering courses on best practices for the evaluation and treatment of medically complex infants, toddlers, and children with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, pediatric feeding disorder, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She currently volunteers as the Topic Chair for the Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders committee for the 2024 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention and volunteers as the co-chair for the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) Dysphagia and Pediatric Feeding Disorder Group, as well as a convention committee for the 2025 annual SHAV Convention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP), is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SCSHA), a graduate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Leadership Development Program (ASHA LDP), a recipient of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion from Feeding Matters, a recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the SCSHA, a recipient of the State Clinical Achievement Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Foundation, recognized as an ASHA Innovator in 2023, and eleven-time recipient of ASHA’s ACE Award for continuing education.

Dani Gaff

SLPD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Dani Gaff is a pediatric speech-language pathologist at an elementary school in Indiana. She is also the owner of The Messy SLP, LLC, a small private practice serving pediatric clients in the Michiana area. She is better known as @TheMessySLP on Instagram, where she uses her platform to encourage work/life balance, share real-life humor, and collaborate with others. She is passionate about helping graduate students improve their experience and enter the field with more confidence and balance. Outside of being an SLP, Dani is a basketball coach's wife, a dog mom, and loves to be active.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Introductory Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
15 min: Discuss what feeding therapy looks like in the ABA setting
15 min: Discuss collaboration strategies with OT and ABA for feeding therapy in an ABA setting
15 min: Discuss pros and cons for feeding therapy in an ABA setting
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 authored, "Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders" from which she receives royalties from the sale of it. She is the host of "First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast" for which she receives compensation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She also receives compensation for numerous presentations from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She receives an annual salary from Wolfe Speech Therapy, LLC, and from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She also receives profits from the sales of "First Bite Boutique".
Nonfinancial Michelle Dawson is a volunteer with ASHA as the Topic Chair for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders for ASHA 2024 Convention, additionally she is a volunteer with Feeding Matters, Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group for Swallowing and Pediatric Feeding Disorders for the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV), a Board of Trustee Member with the Communication Disorder Foundation of Virginia (CDF), a former Treasurer with the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP), a Past President with South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SCSHA). She is a member of ASHA, ASHA SIG 10 and 13, SCSHA, SHAV, the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH), and the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD).
Disclosure Statement for Dani Gaff
Financial Dani Gaff receives compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S

Dani Gaff

SLPD, CCC-SLP

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