presented by Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer PhD
Financial — Julie Kraemer receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer is a Professor at the University of Utah in the Division of Otolaryngology and she is Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center in the University of Utah Healthcare System. Non-financial — Julie Kramer is part of the working Group responsible for generating the Instrumental Voice Assessment Protocol supported by the ASHA. Julie Kramer’s research is focused on developing diagnostic methods, tools and treatment approaches for those with vocal tremor.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer PhD, CCC-SLP
Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center, and Adjunct Faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Utah. Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the…Read full bio
1. What is Vocal Tremor?
Understanding the characteristics of tremor, in general, and how the physiology of tremor manifests in vocal tremor is critical to clinical evaluation and treatment. This chapter will also define tremor, vocal tremor, and their classifications.
2. Principles Behind the Evaluation of Vocal Tremor: Overview and Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation
This chapter summarizes the research and scientific/clinical principles behind recommended procedures for evaluating vocal tremor using auditory-perceptual methods.
3. Principles Behind an Acoustic Evaluation of Vocal Tremor
This chapter summarizes the research and scientific/clinical principles behind recommended procedures for evaluating vocal tremor using acoustic methods. Clinical evaluations of fundamental frequency, sound pressure level, and formants one and two will be presented along with measuring articulation rate during connected speech samples.
4. Principles Behind the Evaluation of Vocal Tremor: Laryngeal-Pharyngeal Imaging
This chapter summarizes the research and scientific/clinical principles behind recommended procedures for evaluating vocal tremor using laryngeal-pharyngeal imaging. Analysis of speech tasks during observation of the upper airway and its limitations will be presented.