A workshop entitled, “Voice Disorders in Adults and Children, and Therapy Strategies” will be presented on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at our office located at 977 Main Street in Waltham, MA. The speaker at this event will be Chandler Clover Thompson, D.M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP. Dr. Thompson, who holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance, and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College, is a classically-trained singer and former professor of singing, who specializes in evaluation and treatment of professional voice users.
Disclosure: Relevant financial relationships – As Senior Speech Pathologist, Dr. Thompson is the Coordinator of the voice and airway service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She previously served as Clinical Coordinator of the Voice and Speech Lab at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She will be receiving an honorarium for this presentation. Relevant non-financial relationships – She is a member of ASHA.
1. Describe signs of vocal pathologies, paradoxical vocal fold motion, common voice disorders in adults and children – how to recognize and how to treat.
2. Identify and demonstrate several therapy strategies such as circumlaryngeal massage and reposturing, rescue breathing, and respiratory retraining Step 1.
3. Discuss vocal hygiene for teachers and other speaking professionals, voice conservation for the classroom.
4. Demonstrate the use of a portable voice amplification device; modifying the environment to minimize vocal strain.
This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level: Professional area).
There is a $54 per person course fee for this program, which includes a supper served at 5:30 P.M. Please R.S.V.P. by calling our office at 781-899-4709 or email us by Friday, September 12, 2014.