Food Allergies, Friendsgiving, and You

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Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC and Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP
In this episode the dynamic duo of Michelle and Erin are back to discuss breaking bread on “Friendsgiving”.  Should we try Aunt Jenny’s tuna casserole? Or is Uncle Scott’s “World Famous Oyster Stuffing” really that famous? Or is the shellfish/gluten combo going to send us running…straight for the medicine cabinet?  Or have you been tasked with the hosting assignment this year and don’t know where to begin? (And we’re not talking about the difficult table-scaping decisions J)
This yummy hour addresses the difference between an allergen vs an intolerance, common food allergy families are mapped out, and resources on where to go to learn more are offered.  Don’t worry, by the end we might just have the perfect stuffing recommendations and have resolved which set of china to use too! 


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. The difference between an allergy and an intolerance. 
  2. Three different common food allergy families. 
  3. Three different resources to learn more about food allergy families.
About Erin: Erin Forward, MS CF-SLP, is a recent graduate from University of South Carolina, with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She completed her undergraduate degree in both Psychology and Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Her passions in the field of speech pathology lie with pediatric dysphagia, feeding, and AAC, specifically in patients with developmental disabilities. This interest came from her time working at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and through her feeding experiences in practicums in a variety of settings including: early-intervention, outpatient clinics, and inpatient acute care at a children’s hospital. Working with Michelle Dawson during the summer of 2017 fueled her desire to dig deeper into pediatric dysphagia specifically and to advocate for the needs of those patients who are affected by it.

About Michelle: 
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI. She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective. Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Related Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

1-10 mins:       Introductions and Backgrounds
10-20 mins:     Discuss difference between allergy and intolerance.
20-30 mins:     Discuss common food allergy families.
30-45 mins:     Discuss resources to learn more about food allergy families.
45-60 mins:     Questions and Answers


Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Erin Forward:

Financial: Erin Forward is a presenter for and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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