Presenters are the cornerstone of our company. Each presenter is a hand-picked expert in their field and present an an evidence based, engaging manner. 


Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2011 ASHA Fellow

Research professor and co-director of the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training at the University of Oregon

Research Audiologist at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nurse Practitioner at Sundstorm Clinical Services ADHD, Tourette's Disorder, and related behavioral disorders

Cathy Alexander, MS, CCC-SLP

Has worked in public school settings and private clinics for the past 20 years. 2017 ASHA presenter and serves as an educational consultant

Cheri Chin, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Blogger at Super Power Speech

MFA in Performance as Public Practice and MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences, serves on board of Disability Art and Culture Process

Concentration on communication skills and self-regulation.

Connie Carson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Author of seven books and numerous articles on cancer and the importance of exercise as a vital treatment option

Author, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Feeding Therapist, Founder of Ages and Stages

Early Literacy Coach, Founder of Training Wheels Consulting

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at Pacific University.

Professor at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon

First Bite Podcast

Hosted by the “All Things PEDs SLP,” Michelle Dawson, this podcast features topics of early intervention, clinical supervision, and SLP entrepreneurship!


  1. So what really is in that formula…and what’s it doing to our patients? - Jeremy Ponds, RD 

  2. You want to breastfeed, but wait, I’m the SLP?!? Part 1 - Abby Bishop, MA, CCC-SLP

  3. It’s NOT Just a Millennial “Thang”, Anxiety is Real- Stephanie Schank

  4. Pediatric Dysphagia evaluation in home health….wait, what…we can do that…and bill for it? - Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  5. Don’t faint…your little one needs a feeding tubes…and here is why- Jeremy Ponds, RD

  6. You want to breastfeed, but wait, I’m the SLP?!? Part 2 - Abby Bishop, MA, CCC-SLP

  7. Teamwork…what? IFSP to IEP…it too can happen! - Karina McCollum

  8. So…we have that tube and now the SLP is going to get them to eat…right?- Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  9. AAC and ECSE and Literacy…those three words can be in the same sentence fragment? - Diane Postman, M.Ed.

  10. Setting Supervision Straight - Juliana Miller, MA, CCC-SLP

  11. Private Practice: How to get Referrals - Jennifer Tardy

  12. To Bag or Not to Bag? True Struggles of a “Bagless” EI SLP! - Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  13. So You’re Telling Me Allergy Testing is Important? - Greg Black, MD

  14. Banishing Confusion for Clefts!- Melissa Montiel, MS, CCC-SLP

  15. What Everyone Needs to Know About Social Media Today! - KiKi L’Italien

  16. Banishing Basic “Feeding” Myths in the World of Pediatrics" - Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  17. My Son Has What?!? One Holistic Momma Bear’s Healing Walk For Her Son’s EOE- Jennifer Tardy

  18. Dairy vs Soy vs What? The Correct Formula For Your Allergy and Why!- Gregg Black, MD

  19. VPI…It’s More Than Nasal Emissions, It Can Impact Swallowing Too! - Melissa Montiel, MS, CCC-SLP

  20. Chasing the Swallow…that should include ALL the Referrals!- Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  21. How to drive business and engagement online - KiKi L'Italien

  22. The Enigmatic Energy and Leadership of our Colleagues! " - Wine and Cheese SLPs Podcast

  23. Pass the Gravy, But Don’t Spill the Emotional Baggage!" - Erin Forward, MSP-CF-SLP

  24. AAC is More Than Pictures and Velcro? What?!? - Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS

  25. Teletherapy and Early Intervention… You Can Do It Too! - Jennifer Ruckner, MS, CCC-SLP

  26. Conflict Resolution for the SLP in a Conundrum - Cheris Frailey, MA CCC-SLP

  27. Ethics of Early Intervention- Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

  28. Feeding Matters” and How It Matters to You Too! - Patti Minicucci, MS CCC-SLP

  29. Don’t Just Feed the Babies but Feed Their Microbiome Too!"- Dr. John Bagnulo

  30. Never Fear… Dr. Kay Toomey and SOS Feeding are Here! - Dr. Kay Toomey

  31. Critical Thinking for Clinical Case Studies - Erin Forward, MSP-CF-SLP

  32. Leadership Qualities for the Modern Female SLP"- Treva Graves, MS, CCC-SLP

  33. Private Practice Pet Peeves- Andi Lary, MS, CCC-SLP

  34. The National Down Syndrome Society Advocacy Team and You! - Nicole Patton

  35. Rapid Fire Resources for Pediatric SLP Issues - Erin Forward, MSP-CF-SLP

  36. Drowning in your CF year? You can survive this! - Leslie Wilfong, MSP CCC-SLP

  37. What’s the difference between SLPs and SLPA’s anyways? - Crystal A. Murphree-Holden, MA CCC-SLP

  38. The Spectacular Power of Listening" - Jason P. Wigand, AuD, CCC-A

  39. Common to Uncommon Genetic Conditions and their Accompanying Functional Feeding Disorders - Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  40. Functional Feeding From Birth - Diane Bahr, MS CCC-SLP, CIMI

  41. So about that AERODigestive Tract? - Dr. Fred Garner, ENT

  42. How to Build a Private Practice for Beginners! - Carla Brown, MSP, CCC-SLP

  43. Mastering the Coaching Model for the EI Clinician - Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  44. Mysteries of Muscle Memory and AAC - Rebecca Hoke, MA CCC-SLP

  45. The Balanced Speech-Language Pathologist - Cheris Frailey, MA, CCC-SLP

  46. Dr. Kay Toomey Tackling Pediatric Feeding Disorders Round 2! - Dr. Kay Toomey

  47. The Language of Language Assessments- Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  48. Serious Talk About Stuttering in Preschoolers- Craig Coleman, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-F ​

  49. Raising Red Flags for Dyslexia - Susan Lee, MA CCC-SLP

  50. Cortical Vision Impairments and AAC - Carol Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS

  51. Elusive IPP for the EI Clinician - Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP

  52. Sage Sierra Therapy Tips for Starting a Private Practice - Shawna Ross, MS, CCC-SLP

  53. Outstanding Orientation to OT Scope of Practice - Paul Tardy, OTR/L

  54. Ethics and Early Intervention with Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland - Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland

  55. Essential Elements for Pediatric Audiology Evaluations - Jason Wigand, MA, AuD, CCC-A

  56. Therapeutic Handling for the Critical Core - Paul Tardy, OTR/L

  57. Early Childhood and AAC with Speech & Language Songs - Stephen Kneece, MA, CCC-SLP

  58. So about that IDDSI! - Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP

  59. OTs and Feeding? Who knew! -Elizabeth “Beth” Halpin, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES

  60. "Speechie Side Up” Presents AAC - Venita Litvack, MA, CCC-SLP

  61. The Power of Waiting - Krystal Vermillion, MOT, OTR/L

  62. Charismatic Carry Over Strategies with Char Boshart -Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

  63. Ethics Behind Bilingual Evaluations and Treatment - Fe Murray, EdD, CCC-SLP

  64. SLP Advocacy in Action starts with YOU!- Deborah Ross-Swain, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

  65. The Dynamic Role of Registered Dietitians in Early Intervention - Deborah Malkoff-Cohen, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

Public school educator nearly 30 years, Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc.

Board certified preventive medicine physician with 28 years of experience. Retired as a highly decorated Air Force Colonel after 27 years of service.

Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program, Medical Advisor to the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA)

Served on the Private Practice Task Force for the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association, Lecturer, and Author of Power Your Private Practice

11 years of clinical experience treating people with traumatic brain injury

Staff physical therapist specializing in neurological disorders in the rehabilitation department of Oregon Health and Science University