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Voice And Resonance Disorders CEU Courses for SLPs

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Freedom to Speak: Hands-Free Speech after Laryngectomy
Presented by Yumi Sumida, MFA, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9150Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Voice Evaluation - Beyond the Basics
Presented by Barbara Prakup, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #7550Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will provide evidence-based information to refresh and update the SLP's knowledge on the topic of clinical voice evaluation, in the areas of perceptual and instrumental assessment of the voice. This course is open captioned.

Understanding Skin Physiology and Management After Total Laryngectomy
Presented by Julie Bishop-Leone, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9002Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will describe the function of skin, as well as types of and reasons for skin breakdown after total laryngectomy surgery. Participants will learn about practical solutions for preventing and treating irritation from peristomal baseplates, in order to facilitate patients’ ability to wear a Heat Moisture Exchanger for pulmonary rehabilitation. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Neck Breather: Epidemiology Behind the Mucus
Presented by Meaghan Kane-Benjamin, M.A., CCC-SLP
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Course: #8948Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss anatomical changes that affect the respiratory system after total laryngectomy. An overview of pulmonary sequelae that result from changes in tracheal climate and conditioning, as well as solutions to improve pulmonary health, will be provided. It will also review available heat moisture exchange (HME) devices and the supporting clinical evidence. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.

20Q: Pediatric Voice Disorders: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches
Presented by Susan Baker Brehm, PhD, CCC-SLP, Barbara (Derickson) Weinrich, PhD, CCC-SLP, Lisa Nelson Kelchner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #8972Level: Introductory1 Hour
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.

20Q: Evaluation and Treatment of Speech/Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
Presented by Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8729Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Children with speech and resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality, and cul-de-sac resonance) and/or nasal emission present challenges for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in all settings. This article will help participants to recognize resonance disorders and the characteristics of velopharyngeal dysfunction, and provide appropriate management.

20Q: Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)
Presented by Karen J. Golding-Kushner, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
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Course: #8700Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course describes the characteristics of Velo-cardio-facial syndrome that are of the greatest relevance to SLPs: those that affect feeding, speech and language. Best practice for intervention is also explained.

Laryngectomy Basics for Healthcare Providers
Presented by Bridget Guenther, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #8577Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is for the healthcare practitioner with limited background knowledge in head & neck cancer who needs to develop basic clinical management skills for patients post total laryngectomy. Instruction focuses on medical/surgical treatments, alterations to anatomy, communication options, and pulmonary rehabilitation, and emphasizes understanding the functional consequences of larynx removal. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.

Abnormal Findings During Endoscopy: When to Refer
Presented by Joy Hesse, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8538Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss case examples of abnormal anatomy of the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, hypopharynx and larynx in adults, compiled over 20 years of evaluating and treating voice and swallowing disorders in an Otolaryngology practice.

Optimizing Voice and Breathing After Total Laryngectomy: Guidelines for Stomal Attachment Selection
Presented by Meaghan Kane-Benjamin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8508Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course describes the various intraluminal and peristomal attachment options for attaching a Heat Moisture Exchange (HME) system and/or hands-free device. It will discuss how to select the appropriate attachment for your patient, techniques for placement/application of the attachment for optimal adhesion, and troubleshooting attachments for difficult stomal topography. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.