Pre-Conference for Speech Pathologists
Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Tell and Show: Evaluation and Treatment of Voice and Upper Airway Disorders"


Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP
Program Committee:

Lisa D’Oyley, MS, CCC-SLP

Emily Malik, MS, CCC-SLP

7:00 - 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing
8:00 am Opening Remarks - Sarah Schneider
8:05 - 8:45 Things that go bump in the night: I see lesions forming... - Bernard Rousseau
  1. Participants will be able to describe the role of the speech language pathologist in the assessment and management of dysphonia.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the etiology and symptoms associated with common benign vocal fold lesions.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of voice production.
  4. Participants will be able to describe the impact of dysphonia on activities of daily living and overall quality of life.
  5. Participants will be able to describe relevant research and recent innovations in the management of patients with voice disorders.
8:45 - 9:15 Medical Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Clinical decision making and the role of surgery for benign lesionsMark Courey
  1. Understand how the patient's mechanism used to produce volume of voice effects the development of phono traumatic lesions.
  2. Understand the effects of surgery on the vocal fold.
9:15 - 10:00 Behavioral Voice Evaluation: What You See is Not Always What You Get - Cara Sauder
  1. Be able to identify ways to improve clinical voice evaluation for a) measuring treatment outcomes and b) comparing voice assessment results.
  2. Be familiar with the current instrumental voice disorder assessment protocol (IVAP) developed by the ASHA IVAP expert panel.
10:00 - 10:15 Break and Exhibit Viewing
10:15 - 11:00 Voice Therapy Methods: Common and 'Not so Common' TechniquesAmanda Gillespie
  1. Understand the scientific premise behind voice therapy techniques
  2. Be able to perform the basics of common and uncommon voice therapy techniques
  3. State the limitations of voice therapy techniques.
11:00 - 11:50 pm The Rubber Meets the Road: Hands-On Voice Therapy Demonstration
  1. Describe two voice therapy techniques used for patients with vocal fold lesions
  2. Identify specific vocal cues to aid in voice therapy.
  3. Implement strategies for building a patients self-awareness during voice therapy.
Clinicians - Jonelyn Langenstein and Juli Rosenzweig
Moderator – Sarah Schneider
11:50 – 12:00 pm Discussion/Question and Answer
12:00 -1:00 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 - 1:45 pm Irritable Larynx Syndrome: What does this really mean?Adrianna Shembel
  1. Describe the relationship between underlying mechanisms and clinical presentations in Irritable Larynx Syndrome
  2. Understand the pros and cons of Irritable Larynx Syndrome theoretical framework
  3. Identify how a mechanistic approach to Irritable Larynx Syndrome can improve clinical care
1:45 - 2:15 Medical Evaluation and Treatment Options for the Irritable Larynx: What can be done and does it really work?Al Merati
  1. Review current knowledge regarding the treatment of medical conditions associated with “irritable larynx syndrome” such as laryngopharyngeal reflux and neurogenic cough.
  2. Review specific issues regarding the medications used in this management, such as proton pump inhibitors and neuromodulators
  3. Discuss the management of patients who have failed medical treatment
2:15 - 2:45 Behavioral 'Voice' Evaluation for the Irritable LarynxLaurie Slovarp
  1. Attendees will understand symptoms common in patients with irritable larynx syndrome and how those symptoms relate to careful history taking.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe important components of assessment to consider when completing a comprehensive behavioral evaluation for irritable larynx.
  3. Attendees will be able to describe at least three self-report assessment tools that are helpful for differential diagnosis and for establishing baseline function from which to measure progress in therapy.
2:45 - 3:00 Break and Exhibit Viewing
3:00 - 4:00pm Panel: Introprofessional Perspective on Treatment Methods for the 'Irritable Larynx'
  1. Identify traditional and non-traditional methods for treatment of the 'Irritable Larynx'
  2. Understand various inter professional viewpoints on evaluation and treatment of this patient population
  3. Describe the importance of interprofessional care in patients with 'irritable larynx' and impact of treatment
Moderator – Sarah Schneider
Panelists – Adrianna Shembel, VyVy Young, Laurie Slovarp, Claudio Milstein, Kate McConville, Lisa D'Oyley
4:00 - 4:45pm You can do it!! Hands-on Cough Control Demonstration
  1. Identify which types of chronic cough patients are amenable to coughsuppression therapy
  2. Understand various behavioral techniques used in the treatment of chronic cough
  3. Implement behavioral techniques for cough control in their clinical practice
Clinicians - Jonelyn Langenstein and Kate McConville
Moderator – Claudio Milstein
4:45 - 5:00 pm Question & Answer Session/Closing Remarks
5:30 – 6:30 pm Welcome Reception and Exhibit Viewing

This course is offered up to 2.2 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area).

2018 Pre-Conference Faculty:
Mark S. Courey, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Vice-
Chairman of Quality Director, Eugen Grabscheid Voice
Center Division Chief of Laryngology-Mount Sinai Health
Juli Rosenzweig, M.S., CCC-SLP
University of Washington Medical Center
Lisa D'Oyley, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathology Clinical Specialist
University of Washington Medical Center
Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., MMHC, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Professor and Chairman
Communication Science and Disorders
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD
Director, Speech Pathology
Co-Director, Emory University Voice Center
Cara Sauder, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Doctoral Student
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
Jonelyn Langenstein, MM, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Northwestern University Voice Center
Adrianna Shembel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Postdoctoral Fellow
NYU Langone Medical Center, Voice Center
Department of Otolaryngology
Albert L. Merati, MD FACS
Professor and Chief, Laryngology
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology Director
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of California San Francisco
UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center
Emily Malik, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathology Clinical Specialist
University of Washington Medical Center
Laurie Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Associate Professor
University of Montana
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Director of the VOICES lab
Katherine McConville, MA, CCC-SLP
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
VyVy N. Young, MD FACS
Associate Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of California - San Francisco
Voice and Swallowing Center
Claudio F. Milstein Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Learner School of Medicine
Coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Group in Voice and Voice Disorders – SIG3
Director, The Voice Center, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic