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Course Description

This course covers information regarding post-laryngectomy anatomy and physiology including typical vs post-laryngectomy and tracheostomy vs laryngectomy. Gain an overview of techniques for voice restoration after a laryngectomy, including esophageal speech, electrolarynx, and tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis. Post-laryngectomy pulmonary rehabilitation and dysphagia will be reviewed.
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Meet Your Presenter

Brian Martin is a speech-language pathologist currently in travel therapy. Prior to traveling, Brian was the lead SLP at The Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice & Swallowing at the Medical University of South Carolina. He primarily specialized in treating patients with head and neck cancer. Brian's specializations include dysphagia evaluation and management in the head and neck population, voice restoration in the laryngectomy population, pulmonary rehabilitation in the laryngectomy population amongst others. Since traveling, Brian has extended his skills to the general acute care setting. He has presented at the state level, to undergraduate and graduate students, and during multidisciplinary rounds.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the general anatomy of the laryngectomy patient.
  2. Identify three differences between patients with tracheostomies vs. laryngectomies.
  3. Identify the three techniques for voice restoration in the laryngectomy population.
  4. Describe the SLP's role in pulmonary rehabilitation in the laryngectomy population.
  5. Identify the potential impact on swallowing after a laryngectomy.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Overview of normal anatomy vs. laryngectomy
  • 0:10 - Overview of tracheostomy vs. laryngectomy
  • 0:20 - Introduction to esophageal speech
  • 0:22 - Introduction to electrolarynx
  • 0:30 - Introduction to tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis
  • 0:45 - Introduction to dysphagia in the laryngectomy population
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with adult patients with a history or current diagnosis of laryngectomy.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until July 23, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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