This course is for the SLP with limited background in head & neck cancer who needs to develop basic clinical management skills. The discussion focuses on medical/surgical treatments; anatomic changes; alterations of respiration, and speech and communication options. Understanding the functional consequences of larynx removal is emphasized.
Course created on March 4, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to describe changes to anatomy and physiology of respiratory system following total laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe impact of total laryngectomy on communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe types of communication options available to patient following total laryntectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list correct anatomical changes i.e. stoma, puncture, voice prosthesis.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe goals for pulmonary rehabilitation following total laryngectomy.
|0-5 Minutes||Intro and overview|
|5-20 Minutes||Functional consequences of laryngectomy|
|20-35 Minutes||Alaryngeal communication options|
|35-55 Minutes||Pulmonary rehabilitation|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and questions|
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Meaghan Kane-Benjamin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Meaghan Kane Benjamin, M.A., CCC-SLP received her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1993 from Montclair State University, New Jersey and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 1995 from The Ohio State University, Columbus . Meaghan is currently the Co-Director of the Education Division at Atos Medical Inc. Prior to joining Atos Medical in 2006, Meaghan worked at the University of San Francisco in the Otolaryngology Department under the mentorship of Carla Gress, PhD & Mark Singer, MD for close to 10 years. In addition to her extensive clinical experience with TE voice restoration, Meaghan has directed and participated in numerous seminars and training related to head and neck cancer rehabilitation. She has devoted her 19-year career to speech, swallowing and voice rehabilitation with particular interest in laryngectomee rehabilitation.
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