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SpeechTherapyPD.com Presents
First Bite
Michelle Dawson | MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Erin Forward | MSP, CCC-SLP, CLC
About First Bite

Join SLPs Michelle Dawson and Erin Forward for First Bite - Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP. 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 and Erin offer their unique insights and interviews colleagues that are experts in their respective fields with the goal of inspiring and illuminating all aspects of diagnosing and treating this unique population. Each episode of First Bite is worth 0.1 ASHA CEU after completing the accompanying audio course through SpeechTherapyPD.com.

Unlimited subscriptions start at $79 / Year

About Michelle

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, speech-language pathologist with Therapeutic Designs and Services in Hartsville, SC, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a weekly Speech Therapy Podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy which is presented by Speechtherapypd.com.  Recently, 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 evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child 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 Foundation, and seven-time recipient of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s ACE Award for continuing education.

About Erin
Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, CLC is a speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor, who has advanced training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, early language, AAC, and trauma, specifically for medically complex children. Erin holds a Basic DIR®Floortime Provider Certification and is a TBRI® Trained Practitioner. She employs these skills as the lead feeding therapist and in-home coordinator for a non-profit clinic in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's degree in CSD and Psychology and graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Master’s in Speech Pathology. She is the regular co-host of "First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast" with Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, where she shares her experiences and evidenced-based practices from her time working in early intervention/home health, NICU/PICU, GI clinic, and outpatient clinic settings. For her dedication to the field, she was awarded an ASHA Distinguished Early Career Professional Certificate in 2021.
Recent Episodes
Audio Courses

Each episode of First Bite is accompanied by an audio course worth .1 ASHA CEU. Follow the course links below to complete the audio course and earn credit. Audio courses can be purchased individually for $24.99 or as part of your subscription with SpeechTherapyPD.com. Unlimited subscriptions start at $79/year.

Myth Busting for AAC and Early Intervention
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Surviving the Transition from Grad Student to Clinical Fellow with Speaking of Samantics
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
PFD: Public Schools, Resources and Baby-Led Weaning
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
All Thangs AAC
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Yoga for the Peds SLP
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Getting a Patient Started: Triaging a Waitlist, Dynamic Assessments, and Goal Writing
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Pediatric Feeding Disorder and the NICU: Best Practice for Discharge
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Empowering Caregivers in Early Intervention from all Cultures
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Pediatric Dysphagia
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Playful versus Play-Based Language Therapy
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Mentoring the Next Generation of PFD Clinicians
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Cerebral Palsy: Impact for Functional Communication and Pediatric Feeding Disorder
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Embracing Interprofessional Practice for PFD
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Sensory Integration for SLPs
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10
Embracing the EBP Triangle for PFD Holistically
Guest: Multiple Presenters
ASHA Credit: 0.10