Voice and Swallowing Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment Methods for Shared Anatomy and Physiology

San Francisco, CA

June 9-10, 2018

#2311 | 1.0 ASHA CEUs

1 person: $345

2-4 people: $325

5+ people: $305

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Voice & Swallowing Clinicians . . . .we are more alike than different. Two practicing speech-language pathologists, one a voice clinician and one a dysphagia clinician, team up to present this intensive, two-day seminar. Described will be shared anatomy and physiology of voice and swallow and effective evaluation and treatment procedures that can impact both voice production and swallowing function. Presentation will include demonstration of techniques and hands-on practice in assessment and treatment modalities for both voice and swallowing.

Presented will be the anatomy, physiology and neuroanatomy of the upper aerodigestive tract with the opportunity to view the larynx from the lens of both the voice and the dysphagia clinician. Utilizing the same video based cases, both presenters will develop treatment plans from their perspective voice or dysphagia specialties, thus providing participants with insight into the areas that are omitted when only viewing with a singular specialty lens.

Case presentations will highlight deconditioning due to illness, loss of strength due to sarcopenia, or impaired messages to the muscles due to neurological damage. Particular time and attention will be paid to providing participants with useful, evidence-based treatment strategies for the problems of voice and swallowing in each video case presentation. Participants will leave the seminar with useful treatment techniques to use in therapy with their patients who are presenting with both voice and swallowing disorders. Offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs. NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4.

If you require special accommodations for a disability or health-related need, please let us know in writing at least 4 weeks prior to the seminar. You are welcome to email your request to info@northernspeech.com.

  1. Identify 5 validated tools to use in the assessment of parameters of importance in voice and swallowing.
  2. Describe 3 treatment approaches that can be used in both the treatment of dysphonia and dysphagia.
  3. Recognize the importance of patient autonomy and ethical practices in voice and swallowing.
  4. Translate information from principles of exercise science into treatment decisions in voice and swallowing.
  5. Integrate information from clinical and instrumental assessments and knowledge of exercise principles to determine evidence-based, person-centered treatment.


  • 7:30 – 7:55

    Sign In and Onsite Registration

  • 7:55 – 8:00

    Welcome and General Seminar Information

  • 8:00 – 9:30

    The upper aerodigestive tract: commonalities in voice and swallowing

  • 9:30 – 9:45


  • 9:45 – 11:30

    Expanding the mind’s eye: using your clinical hypotheses to drive your diagnostic testing in voice and swallowing

  • 11:30 – 12:30

    Lunch on Own

  • 12:30 – 2:00

    Person vs parts: looking at the parts in the context of the person including quality of life and decisional balance

  • 2:00 – 2:15


  • 2:15 – 4:00

    Ethics, autonomy, and standardizing evaluation and reporting

  • 4:00 – 4:30

    Questions, case discussions, and closing

  • 4:30

    Adjourn and Sign Out

  • 8:00 – 8:30

    Sign In

  • 8:30 – 10:00

    Principles of exercise science and their application to therapy

  • 10:00 – 10:15


  • 10:15 – 12:00

    Therapies that work

  • 12:00 – 12:15

    Questions and closing

  • 12:15

    Adjourn, Sign Out and Certificates

Speaker Profile

Lori Burkhead Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP, has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1994 in a variety of healthcare settings. She earned a PhD from the University of Florida in 2005, focusing on applying exercise science principles to communication and swallowing rehabilitation. Her interest is in the development of more effective dysphagia rehabilitation practices.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Lori Burkhead Morgan is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees.

Nonfinancial — Lori Burkhead Morgan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP, has been a practicing voice clinician for over 35 years with over 36 publications in voice disorders. Dr. Hapner is Professor in the Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the USC Voice Center, an interprofessional team treating persons with disorders of voice and swallowing. Her research interests are in aging voice, adherence, and spasmodic dysphonia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Edie R Hapner is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees.

Financial — Edie R Hapner is faculty and consultant with Medbridge; receives royalties.

Financial — Edie R Hapner is author with Plural Publishing Group; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Edie R Hapner has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Location & Lodging

Live Course Location:

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Phone: 650-877-8787
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Complimentary onsite parking.

Hotel Accommodations: 

The following hotels are nearby the seminar venue.

Holiday Inn SFO Airport
275 South Airport Blvd
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650-873-3550
  • Click here or ask for the Northern Speech Services room rate of $129 when calling Holiday Inn. Room block will close 30 days prior to event or sooner if filled.
  • Adjacent to seminar venue
  • Free shuttle to/from SFO Airport
Four Points by Sheraton SFO Airport 
264 South Airport Blvd
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650-624-3700
  • No room block
  • Across street from seminar venue
  • Free shuttle to/from SFO Airport

This program is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Intended Audience

Speech-language pathologists who evaluate and treat adult patients with dysphagia and/or voice disorders across the continuum of care, including skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient and hospital settings.

California:  NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4.

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 provide their eligibility on the ASHA CEU Participant Form or inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

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