Presenters: Rita Patel, PhD, CCC-SLP & Bruce Poburka, PhD, CCC-SLP
"I will be immediately implementing this in our stroboscopy clinic." – L.L., prior course participant
This course provides detailed instruction for clinical use of laryngeal endoscopic imaging – videoendoscopy and videostroboscopy. Content includes definitions, procedures, clinical interpretation, rating practice, and feedback using the VALI-R (Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging-Revised rating form). The VALI-R form implements recommendations from ASHA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Developing Instrumental Voice Assessment Protocols.
Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hours.
This course includes ongoing access to this interactive PDF form. The VALI-R features high quality graphics, pull-down menus, and scrollable text boxes. The PDF format facilitates sharing records, and it may be used with select EMR systems that allow for upload of PDF documents.
"This course is an excellent tutorial, perhaps one of the best I've watched on the subject matter. The information is accurate, also interesting, and not limited to just the mechanics of interpreting endoscopy or stroboscopy."
– K.S., prior course participant
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:06:16
"This is the best videostroboscopy assessment rating course I've ever taken. Very useful. Will be able to use this in my practice today!"
– S.M., prior course participant
"The opportunity to test your newly acquired skills and then have the results explained during the presentation is invaluable."
– K.S., prior course participant
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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I liked the method of presentation with definitions and clinical implications and then the practice videos for each parameter." A.G. (Dec. 2023)
"The practice and explanations were helpful. I liked the opportunity for practice and feedback." A.D. (Nov. 2023)
"The videos that allowed us to do a rating and then get feedback were beneficial. I liked that the rating form includes pictures for helping with accurate reporting of skilled observations." C.K. (Oct. 2023)
"I liked the assessment practice and application. The practice tasks were beneficial." M.A. (Oct. 2023)
"Understanding how to rate mucosal wave. I liked the video examples and feedback." K.M. (Oct. 2023)
"All of it was applicable. I liked the practice videos." J.M. (Aug. 2023)
"Thorough explanation and examples of each aspect of the endo and strobe assessment. Easy to follow course." R.L. (Jul. 2023)
"This course was helpful in understanding how to use stroboscopy and what to look for when evaluating the vocal fold movement. I liked the practice videos presented to help test your skills as they are being taught." A.N. (Jul. 2023)
"It was beneficial going through each section of the VALI-R, with definitions, clinical significance, and opportunity to rate. I liked the practical opportunity to rate actual images." T.B. (Jun. 2023)
"Specific measurements for rating degree of supraglottic deflection and degree of mucosal wave. I liked the VALI-R form itself and will be trying to utilize it at work." J.W. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked all of it. Easy to understand course." S.B. (Jun. 2023)
"The video examples and new VALI Form PDF were beneficial." S.T. (May 2023)
"I found the discussion of and evidence for VALI observations and correlating pathology very helpful and affirming to my current knowledge of voice disorders. I really liked the practice questions and found them to consolidate the rating education." K.B. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked how rating each parameter was presented in a consistent and organized manner. The video examples were very helpful in my learning. I liked that it was delivered online so I could learn at my own pace." R.P. (Apr. 2023)
"This course provided an objective way to evaluate videostroboscopy exams. I liked the videostroboscopy samples with time to make judgments, and comparison of normal vs abnormal." T.A. (Apr. 2023)
"Video examples of normal and abnormal for each of the parameters discussed were beneficial. Vali-R form will help me have a more standardized approach to rating each of my videostrobes." L.C. (Apr. 2023)
"I appreciated the finer detailing of lateral and A/P constriction. Clear and easy to follow along course." A.N. (Mar. 2023)
"The practice portions and VALI R forms were beneficial." A.D. (Mar. 2023)
"Step-by-step explanations with examples for interpretation. I liked the pictures, videos, and detailed descriptions." L.M. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the stroboscopy particularly and the detailed information and testing. Easy to log on and carry out in own CPD time." R.B. (Mar. 2023)
"Precise and concise course. I liked all of it." L.H. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the topic and the handout." M.W. (Feb. 2023)
"Video examples with immediate feedback were beneficial." A.W. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the presentation of the clinical importance of each VALI item rated. And the interactive video sample ratings." J.K. (Jan. 2023)
"Specific and concise definitions of the stroboscopic parameters! These were beneficial for novice and experienced voice clinicians." Z.C. (Jan. 2023)
"A great course that helps with more structure and systematic means for LVS without being overwhelming. I liked the practice with the videos and the forms." Z.C. (Jan. 2023)
"All of it was beneficial. I liked the VALI-R, and I used it to document my most recent videostrobe." A.J. (Jan. 2023)
"Accurate and specific." A.T. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the practice evaluations and amount of detail provided per voice parameter." C.G. (Dec. 2022)
"Clear guided information. I liked the assessment tasks." S.C. (Dec. 2022)
"The organized way to report video stroboscopic information was beneficial." M.V. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the assessments of the laryngeal imaging. It was nice to practice interpreting the videos and images." L.C. (Dec. 2022)
"Clear descriptions of physiological parameters and a guideline of strobe exam protocols. The content was great, and I especially appreciated that I could login and out and complete it at my own pace." C.C. (Nov. 2022)
"Going through the VALI-R with examples was beneficial. I liked the video clips and explanations." V.S. (Nov. 2022)
"Rating of the stroboscopic assessment parameters was a good topic. I liked the practice rating tasks." C.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Great speaker, spoke slowly, paused after each page. Liked the test format." L.B. (Oct. 2022)
"Information was provided clearly, great examples. How to evaluate and mark on the forms was easy to understand and will provide valuable information." K.C. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the endoscopic section and the practice rating section." G.L. (Oct. 2022)
"Clearly defined definitions for each parameter with excellent resources and citations. Organization of the course was highly conducive to learning." S.H. (Oct. 2022)
"Clinical relevance of each area assessed. Missing piece for stroboscopy training." S.J. (Oct. 2022)
"The review of anatomy of voicing was good. I liked the practice with real images." E.B. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the practice exams with feedback." J.M. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the course format - had detailed explanations." J.S. (Oct. 2022)
"I will be immediately implementing this in our stroboscopy clinic." L.L. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the detail, research citations, videos/examples/explanations." S.D. (Sept. 2022)
"Having a rating scale that I could incorporate was nice." K.S. (Aug. 2022)
"This is the best videostroboscopy assessment rating course I've ever taken. Very useful. Will be able to use this in my practice today! I liked the concise descriptions and the examples of normal versus abnormal that can be found in each rating category. The opportunities to practice with real video samples. Thank you!!" S.M. (Aug. 2022)
"The presentation is nicely paced and readily comprehensible. The opportunity to test your newly acquired skills and then have the results explained during the presentation is invaluable." K.S. (Aug. 2022)
"Thorough course. Easy to access and complete. I liked the discussion of revised VALI form, and detailed explanation of vibratory parameters especially amplitude and mucosal wave." K.A. (Aug. 2022)
"This course is an excellent tutorial, perhaps one of the best I've watched on the subject matter. The information is accurate, also interesting, and not limited to just the mechanics of interpreting endoscopy or stroboscopy." K.S. (Aug. 2022)
"The content of this course was current and beneficial." A.L. (Aug. 2022)
Bruce J. Poburka, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Poburka has conducted research, published, and presented on a variety of voice disorders topics. These include perceptual and instrumental assessment, stroboscopy rating forms, techniques for stroboscopy rating training, voice treatment, and use of technology in education.
Financial — Bruce Poburka is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Bruce Poburka has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Rita Patel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. Dr. Patel's broad areas of research and teaching interests include vocal physiology and voice production in normal and disordered voice across the lifespan. Specific areas of focus include pediatric vocal development, as well as investigation of vibratory kinematics and disturbances of muscle activity to understand the clinical pathophysiology of spasmodic dysphonia.
Financial — Rita Patel is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Rita Patel has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
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:
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.
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.
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Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
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.
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Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
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Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
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We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs 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 CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
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