The SLP and PFD​​ – Live Journal Club

Presented by: Kristen West, MA CCC-SLP  and Jessica Lasky, MS, CCC-SLP

November 10, 2021

8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • Participants will identify patient populations that may be at risk for pediatric feeding disorders (PFDs).
  • Participants will list two characteristics of pediatric feeding disorders.
  • Participants will list two clinical interventions used by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) for pediatric feeding disorders.


  • Minutes 0-5: Introduction of topic, articles being covered, and presenters
  • Minutes 5-15: An overview of pediatric feeding disorders as it relates to the medical SLP
  • Minutes 15-58: Educational dialogue regarding pediatric feeding disorders and the clinical implications for the SLP along with Q and A
  • Minutes 58-60: Conclusionary information

Speaker Information

Kristen West, MA CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she is a doctoral student pursuing her EdD at Slippery Rock University. Clinically, Kristen has with experience in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, pediatric acute care, outpatient and school-based services. Prior to joining Edinboro University, she helped establish a public school safe feeding program and served as a safe feeding consultant for the same educational agency. Currently, Kristen serves as the director of education for the Dysphagia Outreach Project She is also a member of SIG-13. In addition, she continues to maintain a PRN position at a pediatric hospital. Kristen has presented at the local, state, and national levels on the topic pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Kristen is passionate advocating for feeding and swallowing services for children and their families across the continuum of care and ensuring equitable access to services for all children in need.



Kristin West receives consulting and speaking fees from The Medical SLP Collective and receives a salary from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
No Non-financial Disclosures.

Jessica Lasky is a medical Speech-Language Pathologist that specializes in dysphagia and the adult and geriatric populations. Jessica has worked in nearly every setting possible from outpatient neuro rehabilitation, stroke, and trauma 1 hospitals, acute rehab facilities, and SNFs. In 2015 Jessica launched her mobile FEES company, Mobile Scope, that provides FEES services throughout the state of Arizona. She has since also launched a CEU company, Evolutionary Education Solutions, focusing on dysphagia and FEES training. Jessica is passionate about patient advocacy, evidence-based practice and continuous clinical growth, and mentoring. Jessica is a clinical mentor and moderator for the MedSLP Collective and enjoys helping fellow clinicians all over the country and the world navigate tricky clinical problems. Jessica is a 4-time ASHA ACE recipient and presents on various topics from dysphagia to delirium all over the United States. Jessica co-founded the Dysphagia Outreach Project along with Hillary Cooper and Michelle Caffaro to help spread education and resources to clinicians and patients working with and impacted by dysphagia. She lives in Phoenix with her husband their three beautiful cats!


Jessica receives a salary from Mobile Scope, Neuro RehabCare, the MedSLP Collective, and Evolutionary Education Solutions. She also receives a consulting fee from the MedSLP Collective. Jessica retains intellectual property rights from Evolutionary Education Solutions. Finally, Jessica has ownership interest in both Mobile Scope and Evolutionary Education Solutions.


Jessica is a member, volunteer, co-founder/owner, and vice president of education for the Dysphagia Outreach Project. Jessica is also an ArSHA Medical Committee board member, ASHA member, and co-founder/member of the Med SLP Arizona Journal Club and Networking Group.

Additional Info and FAQ:

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar live to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you the day after the presentation. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion within 48 hours.  You have 14 days to complete the test.

If you'd like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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