presented by Robert Grider
Financial: Robert Grider receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Robert Grider has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Robert Grider, MS, CCC-SLP
Robert Grider has been a medical speech pathologist in private practice for over 25 years. He holds a masters degree in speech pathology from Eastern Illinois University, and has pursued an avocational study in areas of brain science, learning science, behavior and muscle function. He holds certification in speech pathology from the American Speech Language…Read full bio
1. Introduction - The Vocal Tract at Rest
Discuss the use of oral resting posture tasks to help the client objectively practice establishing a lower, less tensed resting posture of the tongue, kips, jaw, and larynx.
2. Four Speech Concepts for Voice Production
Explore the use of four speech concepts to help the client begin to change the voice for speech production, including “air flow,” “voice flow,” “resonant flow,” and “liquid flow.”
3. Additional Consonant Sounds for Vocal Tract Control
Examine affrication as a means to help the client increase airflow and voice flow with speech movements, address sibilance to help the client begin practicing phonation with more of a semi-occluded vocal tract, Explore labial consonant sounds and back consonant sounds as additional opportunities to improve voice quality in clients.
4. Contextualization & Anecdotes
Discuss the utilization of the client’s own speech production to begin to change the vocal tract.