In this episode, Michelle and Diane tackle typical development for a healthy growing mouth, as well as compare and contrast factors in an evaluation between bottle and breastfeeding. They round out this dynamic hour with a crash course on which team member to consult with if systems are starting to go awry.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, a speech-language pathologist in Staunton, VA, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a weekly Speech Therapy Podcast that addresses “all thangs” 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 the medically complex infant, 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 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, a 2017 graduate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Leadership Development Program, a 2020 recipient of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion from Feeding Matters, a 2021 recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, a 2021 recipient of the State Clinical Achievement Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Foundation, recognized as an ASHA Innovator in 2023, and nine-time recipient of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s ACE Award for continuing education.
MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI
Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI is a certified speech-language pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced speech-language pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983. Her experiences include teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders; and publishing/presenting information on oral sensory-motor function, assessment, and treatment. She is the author of the textbook Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). She has also written a book for parents and professionals entitled Nobody Ever Told me (or my mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development (Sensory World, 2010).
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
|10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds|
|10 min: Discuss components of an oral mech exam for a newborn vs older infant|
|10 min: Discuss differences between a bottle feeding vs. a breast feeding exam with an infant|
|15 min: Discuss professionals that we may refer to for continuity of care/diagnostic work-up when treating an infant/toddler for feeding/swallowing issues.|
|15 min: Questions and Answers|
|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. |
|Nonfinancial||Michelle Dawson is a volunteer with Feeding Matters, a former Treasurer with the Council of State Association Presidents, and a Past President with South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SCSHA). She is a member of SCSHA, ASHA, and the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS). |
|Financial||Diane Bahr is the author of two books (listed above) for which she received payment and is the co-owner of Ages and Stages®, LLC for which she is paid. |
|Nonfinancial||Diane Bahr is a volunteer board member for the Oral Motor Institute Study Group and a volunteer advisor for Future Horizons, Inc. |