Pre-Conference for Speech Pathologists
Thursday, October 17, 2019

"Recipes for Voice Therapy: Discovering the Essential Ingredients"

Program Chair:

Melda Kunduk, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Louisiana State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Program Committee:

Amy Hamilton Harris, MA, CCC-SLP
Faculty Associate, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Vocology Director, Clinical Center for Voice Care
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Stephanie Zacharias, PhD, CCC-SLP
Research Scientist
Head and Neck Regenerative Medicine Laboratory - Mayo Clinic Arizona
Speech-Language Pathologist
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Phoenix Children's Hospital


7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing

8:00 am

Opening Remarks

Melda Kunduk

8:05 – 9:50 am

Essential Ingredients in Treating Acute Vocal Injuries

8:05-8:25 - Voice Rest

Susan Thibeault

8:25-9:00 - Vibration and Vocal Fold Healing

Nathan Welham

9:00-9:50 - Case Presentations

Panelists: Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP, Nathan Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cory Atkinson, MA, CCC-SLP

Presenters: Amy Harris, Stephanie Zacharias, Maia Braden

9:50 - 10:05 am

Break and Exhibit Viewing

10:05am –12:30pm

Essential Ingredients in Voice Therapy Techniques


10:05-10:25 - RTSS: A framework for Voice Therapy

Jarrad van Stan

10:25-10:45 - Conversation Training Therapy 

Jackie Gartner-Schmidt

10:45-11:05 - Resonant Voice Therapies

Starr Cookman

11:05-11:25 - Stretch and Flow

Kim Coker

11:25-11:45 - Ingredients in pediatric voice therapy

Lisa Kelchner

11:45-12:05 - Therapy for transgender pediatric clients

John Fredeking

12.05-12:15 - Is “hydration” an essential ingredient?

Susan Thibeult

12:15:-12:30 -  Discussion

12:30 -1:30 pm


1:30 – 2:10 pm

Case Presentations by Melda Kunduk, Stephanie Zacharias, Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer

2:10 – 3:35 pm

Essential SLP and Patient Contributions to Voice Therapy


2:10-2:30 - Developing patient effort in treatment

Jarrad van Stan

2:45-3:00 - The Art of Voice Therapy

Cory Atkinson

3:00-3:15 - Referring to other specialists

Juliana Litts

3:15-3:35 - Taking charge of your career as a voice SLP

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer

3:35 - 3:50 pm

Break and Exhibit Viewing

3:50 – 4:40 pm

Essential Ingredients in Therapy for Muscle Tension Dysphonia


3:50-4:15 - Manual Techniques

Claudio Milstein

4:15-4:40 - Instrumented assessment and treatment options in MTD

Soren Lowell

4:40 - 5:00 pm

Concluding Thoughts


4:40-4:55 - Voice Therapy: Past, Present, & Future

Amanda Gillespie & Brian Petty

4:55-5:00 - Concluding Remarks

Melda Kunduk

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Exhibit Viewing

CEU Accreditation

This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEU’s (Advanced level, Professional area).