Theresa Richard and Kara Fletcher Larson

Is PFD a passion of yours? Are you working on manifesting that dream NICU gig? We’ve got an episode just for you! Prepare to swoon!

In this episode of SYP, I have the privilege of talking with Kara Larson, MS, CCC-SLP, about her role as director of a team of 18 SLPs who work solely on pediatric feeding and swallowing, and her experience working with infants of high complexity, diverse backgrounds, and unique needs. She discusses thickening liquids in infants, specific thickening options, IDDSI, counseling, and everything in between!

Kara and her team are a wonderful example of what is possible for SLPs working in the peds medical world as they push for the most recent best practice and individualized care for their tiny patients!

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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
– What happens when 18 SLPs work on the same team
– Nipple options available for infants
– What thickeners should (and maybe shouldn’t be used) with infants
– The vital counseling component of our role as SLPs
– The formula shortage

As always, thanks for listening!

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