Become a Voice Therapy Virtuoso

Course Description

By the end of this course the learner will develop heightened aural and visual skills identifying and managing voice disorders.  There are a wide variety of abnormal voice samples and videostroboscopies provided to accompany case studies that illustrate a wide range of pathologies.  These are divided into hyperfunction, hypofunction and special populations, including spasmodic dysphonia, dysplasia, puberphonia, singing voice, laryngeal trauma and acute laryngitis.  Therapeutic interventions and outcomes are provided for each.

Time ordered agenda

60 minutes – principles of conducting efficient and effective voice therapy
45 minutes – hyperfunctional disorders
45 minutes – hypofunctional disorders
15 minutes – viral laryngitis, spasmodic dysphonia, puberphonia, singing voice, trauma

Learning Objectives

1) Distinguish voice abnormalities based on sound and theorize the accompanying pathology
2) Name 3 types of hyperfunctional and hypofunctional voice disorders.
3) Develop possible intervention plans for nodules, polyps, cysts, paralysis and papilloma

Disclosures

Erin Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP
Financial:  Owner, Endo Education
Non-financial:  Nothing to disclose

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