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.
- 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.
|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|
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