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Joseph C. Stemple
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Joseph C. Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF
Joseph Stemple is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty in the UK Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005, following a 30-year clinical career as founder and director of the Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation,…Read full bio
1. History, Development, and Evidence of Vocal Function Exercises
The genesis of Vocal Function Exercises will be described as well as the evidence supporting its application to voice disorders.
2. Rationale for Using Vocal Function Exercises
Many voice therapy techniques are not well understood by patients and may seem silly. Thus, adherence to the therapy program may suffer. This chapter presents a reasonable rationale for VFEs designed to make them a partner in the patient's care.
3. Learning and Teaching Vocal Function Exercise
This chapter will teach Vocal Function Exercises through demonstration. Participants will observe and practice the VFE techniques in preparation for teaching their own patients.
4. Conclusion: Post-Therapy Details
This chapter will describe scoring, documentation, advantages, and maintenance of the Vocal Function Exercise program.