This course provides the practicing speech-language pathologist with information on special considerations in the treatment of children with voice disorders. The various causes of voice disorders are discussed as well as the treatment of specific types of disorders.
Course created on August 21, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the multiple causes of voice disorders in children.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the diagnostic considerations for evaluating a voice disorder in a child.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the literature that supports the effectiveness of behavioral treatment of voice disorders in children.
Susan Baker Brehm, PhD, CCC-SLP
Susan Baker Brehm, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University. She is also a Research Affiliate at the Center of Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her research focuses on clinical assessment and voice outcomes in children with laryngeal and other upper airway disorders. She teaches coursework in the area of speech anatomy and physiology and speech and hearing science.
Barbara (Derickson) Weinrich, PhD, CCC-SLP
Barbara (Derickson) Weinrich, PhD, is Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology (Miami University - Ohio), Research Associate at the Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center), and Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Weinrich began her clinical career in 1968 and maintains an active private practice. She initiated her 39-year career in academia in 1975, teaching courses and providing clinical training in a variety of communication disorders, with a focus on voice and child language disorders. Her current clinical research focuses on the assessment and treatment of voice disorders in children and adults, including a variety of approaches to unique voice problems and treatment efficacy.
Lisa Nelson Kelchner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Lisa Nelson Kelchner, PhD, BCS-S is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati, a Research Associate at the Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center), and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Kelchner joined the faculty at UC 2001 where she teaches or has taught courses in Dysphagia, Voice Disorders, and Neuro Bases of Communication Disorders, among other topics. She served as Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for almost three years and Director of Graduate Studies for four years. Her current clinical research focuses on the assessment and treatment of voice disorders in children and adults with co-occurring swallowing disorders and topics in telehealth. Dr. Kelchner’s partnership with colleagues at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has resulted in successful grant funding and development of innovative treatment approaches for children with complex voice disorders.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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