Saturday, May 18 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote: Holistic Care for the Performing Voice: Form or Function?

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There is a common misconception among performers that ‘nodes’ can be a career ending diagnosis. In this presentation, we will explore various benign vocal fold lesions, in the context of patient examples, to dispel this myth and answer the question of form or function. There will be specific focus on the importance of interprofessional voice care, decision making surrounding the treatment of benign vocal fold lesions, the role of voice therapy in voice rehabilitation for the performer, and the evidence supporting our practice.
Learning Objectives: 
At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
  • Identify characteristics of vocal fold lesions that may respond to voice therapy.
  • Determine therapy candidacy for a performer with vocal fold lesions.
  • Describe one voice therapy technique that may be used to address voice use patterns in a performer.

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Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathology Director, UCSF Voice & Swallowing Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Sarah L. Schneider is the speech language pathology director at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She specializes in evaluating and treating all aspects of voice, with expertise in the professional speaking and singing... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

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