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Introduction to the Patient with Laryngectomy – What the SLP Should Know

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP handout: Voice changes after radiation treatment

Voice Changes After Radiation Treatment

Published by <p>This handout explains why the voice can change with cancer radiation treatment and how speech therapy can help recover. Gibson, C., O’Connor, M., White, R., Jackson, M., Baxi, S., & Halkett, G. K. (2022). Silenced: Patients’ experiences of voicelessness in head and neck cancer. Patient Education and Counseling. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP printable handout: Respiratory muscle training for speech and voice

Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for Speech and Voice

Published by <p>This resource provides information related to respiratory muscle strength training to improve speech and voice. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP - adult speech therapy printable handout - Basic cheat sheet for the use of passy muir valve with ventilation

Basic Cheat Sheet for the use of Passy Muir Speaking Valve with Ventilation

Published by <p>Working with the ventilation population can be initially daunting as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). This material provides a basic review of types of ventilation and ventilator settings that are important to know and understand before initiating Passy Muir speaking valve (PMV) trials. Furthermore, a review of the benefits of PMV use and collaboration with a […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Voice Therapy 101

Published by <p>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! <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Behavioral Cough Suppression Therapy for Patients with Refractory Chronic Cough

Published by <p>This course will describe how cough hypersensitivity as an underlying cause of refractory chronic cough, define the purpose of and theoretical rationale for behavioral cough suppression therapy from a neuroplasticity standpoint, and integrate the basic components of behavioral cough suppression therapy and guidelines for determining appropriate candidates for the therapy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Gender Affirming Voices & Communication

Published by <p>This course will cover voicing subsystems targeted in gender affirming voice & communication therapy, identify social barriers to voice & communication therapy, and provide an overview of therapy techniques unique to gender affirming & voice communication therapy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Voice Therapy in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidelines for Clinical Practice (2020)

Published by <p>During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing population of people needing voice therapy services. People with severe COVID-19 cases of the disease may have vocal impairments related to invasive extended periods of mechanical ventilation. People with mild COVID-19 cases can still develop mild to moderate dysphonia. Since COVID-19 is a respiratory syndrome, extra […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

A Study of Vocal Facilitating Techniques Compared to Manual Circumlaryngeal Therapy in Teachers with Muscle Tension Dysphonia (2020)

Published by <p>Muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) is frequently diagnosed within the teaching profession because it makes up the largest group of professional voice users worldwide. Teaching can cause environmental factors such as poor vocal hygiene and psychological factors such as emotional and physical stress on the voice. All of this puts teachers at a higher risk for […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effects of a 6-Week Straw Phonation in Water Exercise Program on the Aging Voice (2020)

Published by <p>Presbyphonia (aging voice) can be caused by anatomical, physiological, and neurological changes to the voice due to the aging process. These changes can negatively affect a person’s quality of life because of the increased vocal effort, discomfort, and anxiety or frustration of needing to repeat statements in order to be heard. Some of the reported […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>