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Episode 220:  Seeing TOTS with New Eyes with Olivia Edmondson, MS, OTR/L

In this week’s episode, Hallie sits down with Olivia Edmondson, a wife, mom, and pediatric occupational therapist specializing in infant and toddler feeding and development. They talk about Olivia’s inspiring journey to becoming a pediatric feeding therapist and how she continues to improve and evolve through continuous education with pediatric feeding and myofunctional therapy training. 

Their conversation covers how she revamped a feeding program at a prior job, how she saw TOTS with new eyes, how she started her own private practice  and the valuable lessons she learned in collaborating and building a referral network. 

Together, they talk about their experiences as moms and their daughter’s TOTS/Myo/Airway Journeys. 

Join us in this fun and inspiring episode!

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Olivia’s pediatric feeding journey from Inspiration to career choice 
  • Launching a private practice 
  • The Role of an SLP and OT for the pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive evaluations as a necessary tool for feeding challenges 
  • Importance of building a network 
  • How building a network leads to better support and relief to families 
  • The never-ending journey of Myofunctional Therapy
  • Finding the balance: a parent’s experiences with Myofunctional Therapy 
  • Understanding the art and science of medical treatment for children
  • The benefits of a holistic approach to pediatric treatment 
  • Lifelong learning in Pediatirc Feeding and Myofunctional Therapy


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