Many patients come to Speech-Language Pathologists as swallowing patients and then an underlying voice disorder is uncovered. This is most commonly due to shared musculature. What do you do? Refer or treat?
This course covers the basics of a biomechanical approach to accurate and objective voice assessment and treatment, which is non invasive, accurate, and does not require instrumentation. A detailed program of voice therapy is shared using a step by step approach which is easy to follow and is also adaptable for use with children in voice therapy.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Basic underlying principles of the vocal instrument
- Discussion of the wind instrument
- Discussion of the stringed instrument
- Discussion of the percussion instrument
- Discussion about compressional, tensile, and shear stresses
- Case history questions to assist and support and individualized clinical voice examination
- Coverage of questions to include in a vocal examination
- Biomechanical voice assessment demonstrations
- Biomechanical therapy regime overview
- Verbal Contracting to vocal hygiene issues in the evaluation
- Teaching relaxation exercise regime
- Visualization imagery exercises for adults and children or progressive relaxations for children
- Myofascial release
- Self Massage
- Isolation Exercises
- Discuss Vocal Hygiene and its progress
- Teach Diaphragmatic breathing
- Teach the patient vocal offset
- Teach the patient Vocal onset
- Produce vowel loaded sentences
- Teach the concept of vocal economy for vocal fold closure
- Resonance and vocal registration
- Role play situations
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on pediatric voice disorders.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Cite five unique challenges in working with children who have voice disorders.
- Identify six long term goals with benchmarks and short term objectives to meet those goals for the IEP.
- Recognize the Response to Intervention (RTI) program for teachers and development of a vocal hygiene program in the classroom.
- Identify seven carry-over strategies for support at home and in the classroom.
- List 10 therapy strategies that work.
- Identify a 10 point assessment for exit criteria.
- List pediatric voice disorders associated with 23 medical conditions.
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: 4
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists.
Instructional Level: Beginner
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 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate 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.