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. Breathing Mechanisms & Structures
Develop skills to help the client feel the more “passive” nature of breathing. Discuss the structure of the diaphragm and it’s involvement with breathing. Develop an appreciation of the other muscle structures that are involved in the breathing processes. Develop an appreciation that breathing for sports and physical exertion will be different from the breathing for speech and different from the breathing for singing.
2. Exercises to Improve Breathing for Voice
Develop strategies for using the client’s body posture to begin the process of changing the breathing patterns. Demonstrate four specific exercises that help the client experience breathing changes to add to the participant’s toolkit for voice therapy.