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Voice Disorders in Adults and Children, and Therapy Strategies

  • 16 Oct 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Communicative Health Care Associates, Inc., 977 Main Street in Waltham, MA

Learning Objectives:

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.

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.

There will be a $49 per person course fee for this program, which includes a supper served at
5:30 P.M.  R.S.V.P. to Peg at 781-899-4709 or email by
Friday, October 11, 2013.

Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-647-7031
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