This course will address real-life scenarios therapists often come across when providing therapy to patients with voice disorders. Best referral practices and risk factors related to occupation and personality will be described. Evidence-based treatment strategies and principles - including for specific populations (e.g., pediatric, geriatric, performers) - are discussed, with particular focus on application of research.
Course created on December 10, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe occupational and personality-related risk factors for voice disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the scientific evidence behind vocal hygiene recommendations (e.g., hydration, voice rest, and reflux counseling), semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) exercises, and carryover principles.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain differences between treatment approaches for pediatric, performing, and geriatric patient populations.
Ryan C. Branski is the Howard A. Rusk Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Research and the Vice Chair for Research in Rehabilitation Medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He also holds appointments in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the school of medicine and Communicative Sciences and Disorders in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. His laboratory program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and he is one of only a few investigators to be named Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the American Laryngological Association, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Shirley Gherson, CCC-SLP is a speech pathologist and voice specialist at the NYU Voice Center. She is on faculty at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at NYU Steinhardt where she has developed curriculum for and teaches voice disorders. She also holds an appointment as a clinical assistant professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Ms. Gherson has over 20 years of experience working exclusively with voice and airway disorders, and has authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters and research articles on the subject.
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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