My Son Has What?!? One Holistic Momma Bear’s Healing Walk For Her Son’s EOE

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Presenters: Jennifer Tardy and Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP

In this episode Michelle is joined by holistically fierce “Momma-Bear” Mrs. Jennifer Tardy, with Eating for Healing, from Millinocket, Maine, however currently residing in Lexington, SC. In this lecture we tackle EOE, Eosinophillic Esophagitis, from the unique perspective of a mother…who happens to be a nutrition coach…to learn key insights into how a devastating diagnosis was tackled with compassion, understanding, and education!  Just new to the world of EOE, then this lecture is a great starting point as we are learning from a member of the front line! 


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

  1. Describe s/s of EOE from family perspective.
  2. Identify and explain 3 steps families can take to support their loved one with EOE.
  3. Identify and describe 3 strategies for introducing healthy eating at a young age.
About Jennifer: Jennifer is an experienced Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Integrative Health Coach. Her passion for health and wellness goes back over 20 years. She currently works with families and children of all ages and stages to educate, inspire, and encourage healthy habits that will last a lifetime though her business, "Eating for Healing". Jennifer is also the Director and Referrals Coordinator for "PT the OT Therapy and Wellness" which she co-owns with her husband, Paul Tardy, who works with special needs children. Together they have 5 children, ages 13-21, one of whom has special needs. 

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, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss diagnosis process and s/s EOE from family perspective.

20-30: Discuss 3 steps that family took towards healthy eating/healing process.

30-45: Discuss the current state of his EOE and professional insight into early feeding recommendations.

45-1:00: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Jennifer Tardy:

Financial: Jennifer Tardy is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

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

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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