Course Webinar: Voice Therapy 101
Course description: This course will introduce participants to voice therapy techniques and their rationales. Assessment will be briefly discussed, including laryngeal and glottic abnormalities, although intervention will be the main focus of this session. Have your favorite straw ready!
Presented by Krysten Sears, M.S., CCC-SLP
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Time: 4 pm pacific | 5 pm mountain | 6 pm central | 7 pm eastern
Krysten Sears is a voice- and swallow-specializing speech-language pathologist. She completed her undergraduate studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Vocal Performance at Adelphi University, and her graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology with a concentration in Voice Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Krysten then went on to complete her clinical fellowship in the Veterans Administration system, and subsequently worked in a university hospital setting with the head & neck/ENT team (outpatient and inpatient). She is very excited to be transitioning to private practice voice and swallow in this next stage of her career.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who provide treatment to people with voice disorders.
0:00 - What is a Voice Disorder
0:03 - Voice Disorder Classification
0:06 - Examples/Causes of Organic Voice Disorders
0:10 - Examples/Causes of Functional Voice Disorders
0:14 - Signs and Symptoms of Dysphonia
0:17 - SLP Roles and Responsibilities
0:20 - Assessment
0:30 - Types of Treatment Approaches
0:35 - Types of Treatment Options
0:40 - Physiologic and Symptomatic Voice Therapy
0:55 - Q & A
0:60 - Quiz + End Course
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Identify two ways to classify voice disorders.
- Identify the differences between direct and indirect voice therapy approaches.
- List the targets of semi-occluded vocal tract exercises.
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available by February 22, 2022.
- The course will be available for CEUs until February 15, 2027.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
Presenter is paid a salary by the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital Authority.
- Professional bias that all voice disorders have a psychogenic component versus any voice disorders existing as solely psychogenic in nature.
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 3-5 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.