Communicative Health Care Associates (CHCA) is sponsoring a Continuing Education workshop entitled, “Practical Strategies for Treatment of Common Voice Disorders” on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at our office, 977 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451. The speaker will be Carol K. Krusemark, M.A., CCC-SLP, who is a speech pathologist/singing voice specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation (the “Voice Center”). Her current clinical focus includes rehabilitation of the speaking and the singing voice. Patients range from amateur vocalists to vocal professionals with muscle tension dysphonia, vocal fold immobility, vocal fold pathology (nodules, polyps, scar, granuloma), Parkinson’s disease, and total laryngectomy.
As a vocalist and former singing voice teacher, Carol brings her understanding of voice terminology and technique to her work with vocalists, while her medical speech pathology background informs her understanding of vocal function.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
1. Name and demonstrate at least three semi-occluded vocal tract tasks, their effect on laryngeal physiology, and their use.
2. Identify and demonstrate two to three strategies to reduce posterior glottic gap and resultant breathy production.
3. Identify the following bony, cartilaginous, and muscular structures associated with laryngeal function via palpation.
4. Demonstrate basic circumlaryngeal massage.
This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level: Professional area). CHCA is an approved American Speech-Language Hearing (ASHA) provider.
ASHA CE approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
An annual ASHA Continuing Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. This registry fee is paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The registry fee ($30 for ASHA or NSSLHA members; $35 for non-members) allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE Division at 301-897-5700 for CE fee subscription. ASHA Disclosure Forms have been completed from which it was determined that there is no conflict of interest in the form of relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
There will be a $49 per person course fee for this program, which includes a supper. Please R.S.V.P. by calling our office at 781-899-4709 by Friday, August 10th to reserve a place since seating is limited.