Perceptual and Acoustic Evaluation of Pediatric Voice

Perceptual and Acoustic Evaluation of Pediatric Voice
Maia Braden MS,. CCC-SLP

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In this 2-hour seminar, the presenter  begins with an overview of pediatric voice disorders. The author then introduces the recommended components of a comprehensive voice evaluation. Strategies to adapt these procedures to children based on their age and developmental level are described. Current literature on normative data and the utility of these measures is discussed. Participants have the opportunity to practice perceptual voice assessment, and view and interpret instrumental measures. 

ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 2.0 hrs

CMH: 2.0 hrs

Maia Braden, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with eleven years of experience working in voice and voice disorders. She became interested in speech pathology as a singer and earned her MS in Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. From there, she completed a clinical fellowship in voice at the Emory Voice Center. She has worked as the pediatric voice manager at the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics at American Family Children’s Hospital since 2009. She has published on the topic of pediatric voice disorders and has lectured extensively on the topic in local and national meetings. She has strong clinical and research interests in voice science and voice rehabilitation in children.

• Review an evaluation plan for an elementary school child referred for a voice disorder
• Discuss utilization of a perceptual ratings scale to perform perceptual voice analysis
• Discuss the importance of collaboration with other professionals in the evaluation of
pediatric voice disorders
• Describe the parameters of a stroboscopic exam in a child
• Identify the parts of the voice evaluation important to formulating a treatment plan for a
child with a voice disorder

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— No relevant financial disclosures.

Nonfinancial— No relevant non-financial disclosures.

15 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

60 mins – objectives

• Review an evaluation plan for an elementary school child referred for a voice disorder
• Discuss utilization of a perceptual ratings scale to perform perceptual voice analysis
• Discuss the importance of collaboration with other professionals in the evaluation of
pediatric voice disorders
• Describe the parameters of a stroboscopic exam in a child
• Identify the parts of the voice evaluation important to formulating a treatment plan for a
child with a voice disorder

30 mins – Review of recommended methodology and strategies

15 mins – Q&A

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