Voice Therapy 101

Presented by Krysten Sears, M.S., CCC-SLP

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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!
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Meet Your Presenter

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.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify two ways to classify voice disorders.
  2. Identify the differences between direct and indirect voice therapy approaches.
  3. List the targets of semi-occluded vocal tract exercises.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 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
  • 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 provide treatment to people with voice disorders.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until February 15, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • 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.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • Professional bias that all voice disorders have a psychogenic component versus any voice disorders existing as solely psychogenic in nature.

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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