Not just an open and shut case-improving glottic competence and vibration to manage voice more competently
|Price (incl GST)|
|Members Single price||$88.00|
|Non-Members Single price||$176.00|
|Students Single price||$66.00|
- Expiry Date: 7 April 2018
- Duration: 90 minutes
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This online event aims to increase understanding of the assessment and management of voice by focussing primarily on the source of sound production, the vocal folds. An overview of laryngeal physiology and vocal fold mechanics will be provided in relation to normal and abnormal vocal fold movement and vibratory patterns. Functional endoscopic and stroboscopic assessment and the associated perceptual features (particularly vocal quality) will be discussed and common profiles of voice disorders originating at the glottic level presented. The effect of heavy vocal load on vocal fold mucosa and concepts of phonotrauma, recovery and healing will be evaluated in the context of development, reversibility and management of benign vocal fold lesions and functional voice disorders. In addition, specific vocal techniques designed to alter vocal closure, mechanics and vibration will be explained and their usefulness for various vocal conditions explored.
What I will learn: By the end of this workshop, the aim is that you should be able to:
- understand the specific laryngeal components of voice production & relationship to the power-source-filter model
- describe the laryngeal anatomy & physiology of voice: intrinsic & extrinsic muscles of larynx and layered structure of vocal folds
- describe the parameters of normal vocal fold vibration
- relate perceptual features of disordered voice to glottic closure patterns
- identify endoscopic/stroboscopic features of vocal impairment (related to glottic incompetence and/or abnormal vibratory characteristics)
- differentiate the typical symptoms of voice disorders arising from impaired closure and/or disordered vibration
- recognise the role of rest, vocal exercise & recovery in vocal fold tissue health and development of phonotraumatic lesions
- recognise common causes of & contributing factors for inefficient laryngeal valving
- understand key principles & theories underpinning intervention for improved laryngeal function in relation to voice
- identify rationale & theoretical bases of specific intervention techniques and apply this knowledge to therapy for specific voice-disordered patients in the clinical setting
Who should attend?
- Registrants must be speech pathologists.
- This presentation will appeal to speech pathologists with an interest in the translation of laryngology into clinical practice and should be of most relevance to those working in medical and private practice contexts with voice caseloads (adults and children).
- Content will be appropriate for strong generalists to moderately voice-experienced clinicians and some knowledge of normal voice production is assumed.
What do I need to read beforehand?
Prior to the event, participants may find it useful to read on the physiology of voice production. Recommended texts include: Hixon, Hoit & Weismer-Preclinical Speech Science and Colton & Casper-Understanding Voice. Alternatively, there are several online lectures regarding vocal anatomy including a Voice Foundation lecture delivered by Professor Robert Sataloff - Video
CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points
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