presented by Jackie Gartner-Schmidt
Financial: Jacqueline Gartner-Schmidt receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She is the co-investigator on a R03 DC015305-01, an NIH grant on conversation training therapy. Non-Financial: Jaqueline Gartner-Schmidt has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of Speech-Language Pathology-Voice Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt’s 25-year clinical and research focus specializes on the care of the professional voice, as well as clinical effectiveness of voice therapy…Read full bio
1. Candidacy for Flow Phonation: Vocal Behavior
Clinicians will be taught how to recognize the signs of potential breath-holding both during phonation and non-phonatory (silent) times. This chapter covers the latest science detecting breath-holding both during phonation and in times of stress. In addition, clinicians will be introduced to specific aerodynamic measures designed to capture phonatory airflow during connected speech.
2. Skill Levels of Flow Phonation
Clinicians will summarize the conceptual framework of flow phonation and be able to articulate the framework to their patients. Clinicians will differentiate between all the skill levels and be able to execute and teach the “unarticulated and articulated” stimuli choices of all skill levels. Further, clinicians will discriminate via the sound and feels of voice production between breathy, flow, and pressed phonation. Lastly, clinicians will be able to demonstrate how all levels lead to articulatory precision in conversational speech.
3. Live Demonstrations: Language of Instruction for the Skill Levels
Clinicians will be shown via live demonstration the dialogue and reflective tasks asked of patients to best accomplish flow phonation to affect change in voice production. Clinicians will be given specific metaphors and descriptors relevant to flow phonation to shape their therapeutic response.