This course features the application of biomechanical voice therapy techniques for seven primary patient populations. Populations explored include mechanical, psychogenic, inflammatory, cranio facial, neurological, performing artist, and transgendered population. Healthcare professionals will learn how to write comprehensive goals for each population and develop strategies and exercises for each goal.
This course is an advanced sequel to the course : “BioMechanical Voice Therapy: The Basics”.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Explore the hierarchy of six therapy sessions to treat all voice patients using a biomechanical approach.
- Discussion of self massage/traction
- Discussion of myofascial release
- Exploration of breathing meditation
- Discussion of one point focus, or big sky focus
- Exploration of visualization relaxation
- Exploration of progressive relaxation
- Teaching clients how to breathe through the nose
- Teaching clients about light humming on /m/
- Discussion of Restorative and compensatory applications
- Exploration of goals and therapy plans for each patient population
- Classification of voice patients
- Categories of Voice Disorders
- Further categories of Voice Disorders
- Neuropharmacological Treatments
- Strategies to use
- Development of Compensatory Voice Therapy
- Teaching clients to elevate pitch to find most voice, then find the functional tessitura.
- Exploration of breath support exercises: Goal, to get patient to a full 6-8 count inhalation/exhalation cycle of controlled breathing.
- Training most usable vocal register for TVC closure.
- How to conduct vocal endurance exercises which allow for full diaphragm usage on varying inflectional patterns within tessitura.
- Discussion of phonosurgical options, include medialization laryngoplasty after status of static vocal fold placement.
- Exploration of resonance deficits
- Exploration of transgender population goals
- Discussion of Psychogenic Voice Disorder
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on advanced biomechanical voice therapy.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List the hierarchy of six therapy sessions to treat all voice patients using a biomechanical approach.
- Cite restorative and compensatory applications of the core program to all voice populations.
- List objective goals and therapy plans for each patient population.
- Identify all voice patient populations by category.
- List therapy strategies and exercises for each goal.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists.
Instructional Level: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area).
- Financial – Ellen Friedman is the owner of Speak the Speech LLC and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.