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Voice Therapy Techniques for the Aging Voice

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1 Hour  

For SLPs who work with aging individuals, treatment of voice disorders can be complicated by differentiating between voice changes that occur as part of the normal aging process and voice disorders which can accompany aging. This presentation covers information regarding the normal vs. the disordered aging voice as well as treatment techniques that can be used to strengthen and enhance the voice of the aging person.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list characteristics of the normal aging voice.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe voice disorders that may occur in the aging individual.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the use of therapeutic techniques that can strengthen the aging voice.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify research literature which supports the use of various therapeutic techniques.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and Overview
5-10 Minutes Voice changes with normal aging
10-20 Minutes Etiologies for voice disorders in the aging individual
20-55 Minutes Voice therapy techniques for the aging voice
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

barbara prakup

Barbara Prakup, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Prakup has practiced as a speech-language pathologist for nearly thirty years.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace College and was formerly an assistant professor at Cleveland State University.  Her research interests focus on the aging voice and the singing voice.  Dr. Prakup has taught undergraduate and graduate courses such as anatomy and physiology, phonetics, speech and hearing science, research design, and articulation and phonology.


Presenter Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or 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 (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


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