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Course # 3765
Management of Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders in Children

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Course Abstract

This seminar will discuss hyperfunctional voice disorders in children including the underlying etiology. Strategies for treatment, including school based management will be discussed. Videos demonstrating voice therapy techniques in children will be included.
This course was recorded on March 12, 2010


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to define vocal hyperfunction and the underlying etiology.
  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify physical factors which influence voice.
  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to demonstrate voice therapy techniques including modifications of Vocal Function Exercises and front focus voice production.
  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify possible components to qualifying a child for voice therapy in the schools.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Overview of hyperfunctional voice disorder
15-45 Minutes Voice treatment strategies
45-55 Minutes School based issues in management of the child with a hyperfunctional voice disorder.
55-60 Minutes Conclusion and Q&A

Average Rating

(81 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 34 most recent comments out of 81 reviews

Review by: Anita on March 24, 2013
The actual outline of treatment along with the videos
Review by: Loretta on March 6, 2013
Clear concise ways to help children.
Review by: Laura on February 13, 2013
Janet was very interesting and easy to listen to and follow along. She gave concrete strategies. I only wish her lecture was longer with even more examples.
Review by: Danielle on February 8, 2013
good review
Review by: angie on January 29, 2013
video samples
Review by: Robin on January 17, 2013
It targeted the areas I needed and gave tangible therapy recommendations.
Review by: Leah on January 10, 2013
very clear, very practical presentation with videos to clearly demonstrate the techniques
Review by: Amandeep on January 9, 2013
Great examples.
Review by: Julie on January 4, 2013
Presented information I hadn't heard before.
Review by: Karen on December 31, 2012
Terms well explained and demonstrations/videos were appropriate. Very applicable to children. Would be excellent but for some technical challenges.
Review by: Jane on December 31, 2012
clear & concise
Review by: Lori on December 3, 2012
The videos were very helpful and kept me engaged with the material. Her presentation was well-balanced between causes of phonotrauma and solutions/therapy. I like that she didn't spend time on anatomy and physiology per se but gave me more info on solutions.
Review by: Jennifer Lynne on November 16, 2012
I appreciated detailed information regarding direct voice treatment (VFE and LMRVT)
Review by: maria on October 27, 2012
Great information when it comes to treatment.
Review by: Michael on October 26, 2012
great content!
Review by: Erika on October 19, 2012
Treatment techniques and procedures and video examples.
Review by: Kristine on October 17, 2012
a lot of video demonstrates of therapy
Review by: Gemma on September 12, 2012
Great practical advice for treatment of hyperfucntional voice disorders.
Review by: Lauren on September 3, 2012
great practical information with good clinical recommendations.
Review by: Carrie on August 19, 2012
I liked the flow of the presentation. The examples and videos were helpful.
Review by: Karen on July 24, 2012
The information was excellent. I wish all the video clips worked.
Review by: Catherine (Casey) on May 29, 2012
Specific examples of treatment strategies and patient/parent friendly descriptions. I definitely feel better prepared for therapy now. I've done a number of courses online through speechpathology.com and while they have all been good, this one has best prepared me for the reality of treatment. Enough detail but not too much focus on details of etiology etc. Thank you!
Review by: Linda on May 21, 2012
The presenter's expertise, combined with video demonstrations of exercises.
Review by: Reyna on April 23, 2012
Covered the vocabulary terms such as what is vocal folds and hyerfunction ect...
Review by: Sara on April 18, 2012
Handouts, examples, videos
Review by: Alison on April 12, 2012
the content and practical examples were excellent
Review by: Susan on March 14, 2012
Information was good
Review by: Lorraine on February 9, 2012
The presenter provided a lot of content which is applicable to the school setting. She provided information that covered from etiology, assessment, treatment approaches, and eligibility criteria.
Review by: Kathryn on January 30, 2012
useful and practical information
Review by: karyn on January 4, 2012
It was very functional and informative.
Review by: Suzanne on December 11, 2011
content was applicable to current client base
Review by: Kristin on November 18, 2011
Review by: Dee Anne on September 30, 2011
It was very informative with some practicals for me to use in therapy right away.
Review by: Janet on September 28, 2011
Useful informational presented with good visuals- including video, which was especially helpful.

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Course Presenter

janet h middendorf

Janet H. Middendorf, M.A., CCC-SLP


Janet Middendorf is a clinical manager in the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  She serves on the Pediatric Voice Center Clinic, and provides comprehensive voice evaluations to children with complex voice and airway issues as well as general voice disorders. She also serves on the Craniofacial Anomaly Team and the Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Clinic at CCHMC, and provides services to children with disorders of resonance associated with cleft and non-cleft palate etiologies. 

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