Presenter: Elizabeth U. Grillo, PhD, CCC-SLP
– B.R., prior course participant
The main goal of voice therapy is to optimize the dynamic interactions between the respiratory, laryngeal, and resonating sub-systems for an improved vocal output across all communication tasks. Considering that each client presents with unique anatomy and physiology of phonation, we need the flexibility to determine the most effective voice production technique that will be used in therapy. We also need a voice therapy model that will facilitate generalization and maintenance of the "new" voice.
The Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM), grounded in motor learning principles, is dedicated to achieving and maintaining the "new" voice in all communication tasks independent of a specific voice production technique. This course will explore the components of the GVTM, motor learning principles applied to the GVTM, research related to the GVTM, and application of the GVTM to clinical practice. The content of the course is for all SLPs in private practice, schools, and medical settings servicing children and adult clients.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:00:03
2. Components of the GVTM
3. Motor learning principles in the GVTM
4. Research related to the GVTM
5. Application of the GVTM
– J.M., prior course participant
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 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 hierarchy of voice treatment and goals." T.W. (Sep. 2023)
"Learning about blocked and random, twang, and new & old voice were helpful. I liked the clinical examples and experiences." A.T. (Sep. 2023)
"I liked having the patient demonstrate "old" vs "new" voice for training purposes. Confirmation of my treatment methods being effective and up to date." J.T. (Jun. 2023)
"The new/old voice contrast was beneficial. I liked the example clips." A.M. (May 2023)
"I liked the actual case scenarios and examples provided in this course." J.M. (Apr. 2023)
"Very applicable to my practice, and right away. Learning random practices with new and old voices were beneficial." E.T. (Mar. 2023)
"Provided treatment techniques associated with various disorders of voice." A.J. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the stimulability testing and the video/audio examples." A.J. (Feb. 2023)
"Great approach to therapy with a complete toolbox. I liked the therapy techniques, client education, treatment hierarchy, and stabilizing the "new" voice through random practice. All content was very informative." L.H. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the video samples. This course was well structured and clear. Learning the importance of planned contrast between old and new voice at all levels of the hierarchy." K.D. (Dec. 2022)
"Valuable information. Testing for stimulability was beneficial." S.G. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning voice techniques and how they are applied to improve specific voice impairments. I liked the course format with practice and breaks." T.H. (Nov. 2022)
"Practical and patient-centered approach. I liked the blend of models, the treatment hierarchy with blocked vs random, etc. This is great for carryover." C.H. (Oct. 2022)
"I loved the videos and all of the tips and techniques reviewed. I liked the structure and how all areas of the model were introduced and everything was explained clearly." B.R. (Oct. 2022)
"Clear objectives and targeted instructions. I liked the treatment hierarchy." J.S. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the examples used by the clinician to demonstrate the particular voice disorder discussed. She did this by her own imitation and by videos of clients." E.B. (Sept. 2022)
"Learning the importance of educating the client each step of the way." E.B. (Sept. 2022)
"The video recordings/examples of each scenario were good. Liked application and demonstration of each technique and component of the GVTM." M.M. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the video examples." M.B. (Aug. 2022)
"Very specific and detailed description with good examples." J.M. (Jul. 2022)
"The course is very practical. Liked the stimulability, various techniques to try." D.F. (Jul. 2022)
"Very clear presentation with great demonstrations - comparing techniques for voice work for specific voice problems." S.A. (Jul. 2022)
"I will utilize this info in my new job in outpatient with voice patients. I liked the case studies and examples of treatment sessions." I.S. (Jul. 2022)
"I liked the discussion of how to systematically incorporate elements of motor learning while also remaining gestalt or holistic in voice therapy to get quicker patient-centered outcomes and generalization." Z.C. (Jun. 2022)
"I liked the concept of random practice, analogous to stuttering therapy. Also the presenter demos, plus the video and audio samples of her work with actual patients." A.C. (May 2022)
"Some great take-a-ways to use with my adult clients. I liked the use of multiple strategies." L.N. (Feb. 2022)
"Loved the clips of actual sessions." S.H. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the application of the GVTM model – utilization of the various stimulability and therapy approaches – demonstration of the different stimulability techniques and approaches along with the descriptions of when they are often used and helpful." S.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the specific treatment program, and the ease of course access." S.F. (Jan. 2022)
"The course was structured to be practical and make sense. I liked the blocked and random practice and hierarchy." J.D. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the examples of voice techniques and hierarchy to help promote learning and self-awareness." L.R. (Dec. 2021)
"I enjoyed the actual focus on real life application of the GVTM to assessment and treatment of patients. The concept of old vs new voice and how to get the client to achieve generalization of new voice in a short period of time for improved quality of life." T.G. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the client videos and the discussion on not focusing on the articulatory specifics (just the sound)." S.R. (Dec. 2021)
"I appreciated the flash case descriptions at the end, since this allowed us to reflect quickly, as in a therapy situation, on how to proceed following all the components and strategies learned in the rest of the training." J.M. (Dec. 2021)
"How to achieve generalization of new voice by practicing "new" vs. "old" voice in each step of the treatment hierarchy was the topic most beneficial for me." A.C. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked everything! Great ideas! And I liked the case scenarios." C.O. (Nov. 2021)
"I really liked the variety of voice therapy techniques...excellent work at combining various techniques depending on each client's needs. I appreciated the global approach of the voice therapy procedure." I.K. (Nov. 2021)
"Liked that she broke down the different methods that could be used to treat voice disorders and how to implement them with clients." C.M. (Oct. 2021)
"Gave me new approaches for structuring sessions and home practice with my clients. The examples of the voice techniques were good." S.S. (Sept. 2021)
"Superb video and audio examples - all were of sufficient length to give listeners a good sense of the procedure as well as ample time to see an expert applying them with real people. Also very much appreciated the detailed listings of elements of respective pieces of service delivery (ex: vocal hygiene examples)." D.D. (Sept. 2021)
"I liked everything about the random practice to produce the new and the old voice. It will change the way I will bring consciousness of the old vs the new voice of the patient. I really like all the examples (video and audio). It was really helpful." S.C. (Aug. 2021)
“I enjoyed learning about voice techniques that I had minimal experience incorporating into daily practice. And it was helpful for my setting.” E.B. (Aug. 2021)
“I found talking about the treatment portion the most beneficial because all the steps were explained, and examples were given of what it might look like in the clinical setting.” L.U. (Jun. 2021)
“The course was excellent both from the research to the outlined treatment program. The video and audio presentations were also most helpful as examples of the outlined hierarchy of the GVTM voice therapy model.” A.B. (May 2021)
“I liked the video clips, it really helps to see it in action.” D.E. (Feb. 2021)
"I appreciated the discussion on treatment hierarchy. Her examples of treatment will help me with my patients. I really like her system. Presenter was thorough with defining and explaining treatment strategies." C.R. (Feb. 2021)
"I really enjoyed seeing the presenter and her examples as well as the case study videos...they were excellent! I am a very visual learner so this helped with my understanding on how to implement and think about therapy." R.R. (Jan. 2021)
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 an 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.
Financial — Elizabeth Grillo is an employee of West Chester University (WCU); receives a 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 a 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).
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