Registration deadline is October 6, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
October 6, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)
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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, speech-language pathology assistant, students
This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adults (18-64), Seniors (65+)
Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little to no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)
Interprofessional voice clinics emerged around the globe with the introduction of video-stroboscopy in the 1980s. Fascination grew for technology to provide sophisticated measures of vocal fold vibratory function as well as computer-based acoustic and aerodynamic measures.
Despite the proven advantages of technology, we recognize that human perception is unique and cannot be replaced by computer-based measures. Perceptual tools that meet requirements for reliability and social validity provide practical and meaningful information during assessment of vocal function. In the 21st century, our focus on client-centered care has also guided us in our selection of tools and protocols that involve the person experiencing voice and laryngeal dysfunction.
During this seminar, we will explore the use of perceptual tools, diagnostic therapy strategies and technologies for evaluating vocal function that are accessible to every speech-language pathologist.
1. Use a multi-factorial client-centered model to evaluate presence and interaction of causes of vocal dysfunction.
2. Identify measures, conditions and protocols for perceptual assessment of vocal function in a non-specialist environment.
3. Identify self-report protocols to evaluate impact of vocal dysfunction on quality of life.
4. Identify readily accessible tools for measuring vocal dynamics and consistent protocols for assessment, including diagnostic therapy strategies.
This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).
Linda Rammage, PhD, RSLP, S-LP(C)
Linda Rammage is a speech-language pathologist practicing exclusively in the area of voice and laryngeal dysfunction. Linda is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery and the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She has published and lectured internationally on assessment and management of voice disorders, psychopathology of voice disorders, voice care for professional and occupational voice users, muscle misuse voice disorders, the irritable larynx and various voice research topics. She has authored several textbooks and numerous professional book chapters and research papers. Linda is also very engaged in professional volunteer activities.
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