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Assessment of Voice Disorders in Children and Adults: Using Inexpensive Low and High Tech Resources To Complete A Comprehensive Voice Evaluation

# e138   Assessment of Voice Disorders in Children and Adults: Using Inexpensive Low and High Tech Resources To Complete A Comprehensive Voice Evaluation

by Elizabeth Grillo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

0.2 CEUs

$ 39.00

In a voice assessment, both subjective and objective measures should be captured for a comprehensive view of the client’s voice problem.  These measures may be captured by pen and paper (low tech) or with a computer (high tech).  This course will explore: 1) perceptual, acoustic, aerodynamic, and movement voice measures, and 2) free low and high tech Internet resources that can be used to collect the measures in both children and adults.  The content of this course is for all speech-language pathologists in private practice, schools, and medical settings.  Information from this course can be applied to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for Behavioral and Qualitative Assessment of Voice (CPT 92524) and acoustic and aerodynamic analysis during Laryngeal Function Studies (CPT 92520).  Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe low and high tech perceptual, acoustic, aerodynamic, and movement voice measures.
  2. Identify the low and high tech measures that are free and readily available on the Internet.
  3. Apply low and high tech voice measures to clinical practice.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

Elizabeth U. Grillo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). After earning a bachelor's of music in voice performance from Indiana University, she pursued a career change to speech-language pathology by earning a M.S. at Teachers College Columbia University and a Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Her clinical expertise is in voice disorders and in medical speech-language pathology. Currently, her research related to voice is addressing aerodynamic measures, the Global Voice Prevention and Therapy Model, apps, and telepractice. Her research has been supported by grants at WCU and an R15 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health.  Her work has been disseminated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at local, state, and national conferences.  

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Elizabeth Grillo is an employee of West Chester University (WCU); receives salary. Pilot work of the Global Voice Prevention and Therapy Model (GVTM) was funded by a WCU Faculty Professional Development Grant. Dr. Grillo’s work related to telepractice is funded through the NIDCD, grant number R15DC014566.

Financial — Elizabeth Grillo is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Elizabeth Grillo is the developer of the Global Voice Prevention and Therapy Model (GVPTM). 


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 2 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service, however it does present information on the GVTM which was created by the presenter using funds from a faculty professional development grant. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.  
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Provider #1654.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 02/28/2016.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Elizabeth Grillo

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e122 Treatment of Voice Disorders: The Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM) for Children and Adults
Elizabeth Grillo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
0.2 $39.00

"I liked the way it was structured by the components of the assessment as well as references to free apps." - G.M.W., 8/25/2016

"The resources for free objective measurement tools was really helpful. I like that the course feels truly intermediate: not dumbed down or for beginning clinicians." - R.F., 8/18/2016

"Learning how to use PRAAT and the step-by-step descriptions using PRAAT was most beneficial." - C.R., 8/9/2016

"I appreciated the systematic approach to voice assessment and the low and hi tech assessment tools." - C.G., 8/5/2016

"I liked 1) learning about the free smartphone apps to use and how to then use PRAAT to analyse the data & 2) the review of the subjective scales (VHI) to provide to patients - very helpful." - L.C., 8/2/2016

"I like the course's recent, up to date information." - L.B., 7/28/2016

"I enjoyed the intro to Praat and WaveSurfer. I liked seeing the screens as the speaker accessed them on WaveSurfer and Praat." - R.G., 7/8/2016

"This course offered a variety of free and low cost resources that I can use right away." - J.D., 7/6/2016

"Great to have new and free tools for the tool box!" - K.P., 6/10/2016

"The low tech/free options to complete acoustic assessment along with tutorial were excellent. I like that this course will transfer over to functional practice." - A.K., 5/30/2016

"I appreciated the voice assessment of children and the handouts and free voice measures available through the Internet. As a school SLP, I was not familiar with some of the technical language - would have been helpful to have more thorough explanations on handout." - T.F., 5/30/2016

"I liked the review of the objectives and the highlights at the end of the presentation." - J.O., 5/27/2016

"I liked the perceptual testing." - L.K., 5/7/2016

"Very informative, lots of great resources - thank you! I appreciated all of the applications that are free = how awesome!" K.J., 5/3/2016

"Good, practical information." - T.S., 5/2/2016

"I enjoyed realizing that there are tools that are free and available to use to determine pre and post therapy progress. Also to not have to spend a fortune to get better outcomes for the client and to not always have to refer to a university setting. I liked that the course was very practical, had great handouts (wonderful slides) and the instructor was easy to listen to." - P.C., 4/25/2016 

"Up to date, clear, well-paced, organized...a great addition to the field.  Dr. Grillo is helping to spread the love of voice diagnosis to the SLPs in the trenches, with free or inexpensive high tech and low tech methods." - S.S., 3/23/2106

"The information was presented in a clear format, the information was current, practical information that I can start applying working with my current patients." - J.M., 3/23/2016

"Excellent examples and demonstration of the various tools available." - K.P., 3/15/2016

 

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