presented by Edie Hapner
Financial: Edie Hapner receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Edie Hapner 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.
Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP
Edie R. Hapner is a Professor in the Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the USC Voice Center, an interprofessional team treating persons with disorders of voice and swallowing. Dr. Hapner has authored over 33 peer reviewed articles on…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Therapy
The first chapter of this course will outline key considerations for voice therapy for the aging voice, including principles of overload, reversibility and maintenance, and evidence-based practice.
2. Exuberant Therapy Approaches
The second chapter of this course details exuberant approaches to therapy, and describes their effectiveness based on the research literature.
3. Vocal Function Exercises
This chapter will provide a framework for using vocal exercise as an intervention for presbyphonia, including the concepts steps needed in applying vocal function exercise.
4. Additional Exercise Approaches and Emerging Techniques
The final instructional chapter of this course will describe additional exercises and approaches that have gained attention in the research literature, and describe new devices and approaches that are being evaluated.
5. Discussion Segments
Edie Hapner discusses issues in presbyphonia evaluation and treatment with a practicing SLP, and the co-developer of the PhoRTE exuberant therapy approach, Dr. Aaron Ziegler.
6. Learning Assessment
Test your knowledge with a series of case-based questions.