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Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration: Problems & Solutions

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1 Hour  

This course is designed to give attendees theoretical and practical solutions for solving some of the most common problems associated with tracheoesophageal (TE) voice restoration. Specific case examples of problems to be addressed are leakage through and around the voice prosthesis, early device life failure of a TE voice prosthesis, immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia, difficulty with stomal occlusion, and hypotonicity and hypertonicity of the pharyngoesophageal segment.

Course created on January 10, 2017

Unlimited CEU Access - $99/year


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the various etiologies for leakage through and around a tracheoesophageal (TE) voice prosthesis and describe the various practical means for solving these problems.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how gastroesophageal reflux affects the health of the TE puncture and the life of the TE voice prosthesis.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the assessment protocol for assessing a patient with immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction to Troubleshooting & Evidence Based Research
5-20 Minutes How to Solve Patient Related Problems
20-40 Minutes How to Solve Prosthesis Related Problems
40-50 Minutes Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration Assessment Protocol
50-55 Minutes Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A

Course Presenter

julie bishop leone

Julie Bishop-Leone, MA, CCC-SLP

Julie Bishop-Leone’s career as a Speech Language Pathologist spans 23 years first at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor then as Clinical Manager of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  Specializing in alaryngeal voice restoration and swallowing she has participated in numerous clinical trials and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers focused on the head and neck oncology patient. In addition to her extensive clinical experience with tracheoesophageal voice restoration, she has directed and been an invited faculty member at national seminars and training programs in the area of laryngectomy rehabilitation.  Ms. Bishop-Leone has been employed by Atos Medical Inc for the last ten years, is a founding member of the Educational Division of Atos Medical Inc and is currently the Director of Clinical Education for Atos Medical, Inc.


Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Julie Bishop-Leone is director of education at ATOS Medical, Inc. and receives remuneration for the sale of ATOS products in her district. She is co-author of papers and speaks at seminars on this topic. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional Area)


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