A workshop entitled, “Voice Disorders in Adults and Children, and Therapy Strategies” will be presented on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 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 when to refer.
2. Identify and demonstrate several therapy strategies such as circumlaryngeal reposturing, massage and repost ring, 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).
Reserve Your Seat
There will be a $49 per person course fee for this program, which includes a supper served at 5:30 P.M. To R.S.V.P. call our office at 781-899-4709 or email info [at] CommunicativeHealthCare [dot] com by Friday, October 11, 2013. Seating is limited.