This course will provide a literature review addressing the feasibility and utilization of hands-free speech devices, along with a discussion of patient goals and quality-of-life concerns after laryngectomy. Device mechanics and design, patient candidacy, fitting procedures, and problem-solving strategies to support successful hands-free speech will also be covered. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe findings from existing literature relevant to hands-free device feasibility, utilization, and candidacy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the purpose and mechanics of hands-free speech devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify factors to consider when fitting a patient with a hands-free speech device.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify problems and solutions related to hands-free device use and misuse.
|5-20 Minutes||Literature review|
|20-30 Minutes||Nuts and bolts: the mechanics of hands-free speech|
|30-40 Minutes||Candidacy and other considerations for successful hands-free speech|
|40-55 Minutes||Problems and solutions related to device use and misuse|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Yumi Sumida, MFA, MS, CCC-SLP
Yumi Sumida has 12 years of experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the specialty areas of voice and swallowing. This work provided extensive experience in laryngectomy care including management of tracheoesophageal prostheses, electrolarynx training, and pulmonary rehabilitation. She began her career at The Emory Voice Center in Atlanta, GA. Since then she has worked at the University of Virginia Medical Center and University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center in her hometown of Seattle, WA. In addition to her clinical work, Yumi has presented locally and nationally, has served on the ASHA’s Multicultural Issues Board, and has contributed to the content on ASHA’s practice portal. Prior to becoming an SLP Yumi was a professional actor earning her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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