November 4-5, 2022 - Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Airway Disorders affecting Voice, Breathing and Cough
November 4-5, 2022 - Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Airway Disorders affecting Voice, Breathing and Cough
$299.00

Hyperfunctional laryngeal conditions often occur along a spectrum where patients present with a variety of complaints related to voice, breathing, coughing and swallowing. This course will cover the relationships between muscle tension dysphonia, chronic cough, Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion and muscle tension dysphagia, as well as comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques to address these disorders and their interrelationships. Differential diagnosis between these hyperfunctional disorders and structural abnormalities will be included. Evaluation tools and outcome measures will be reviewed.

Speaker biography

Linda Bryans is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 30 years of experience in the field of Speech Language Pathology and more than 20 years of experience specializing in evaluating and treating voice disorders at the Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing at OHSU.  She evaluates and treats a variety of voice disorders in an interdisciplinary team in the voice clinic and works closely with the movement disorders clinic in neurology as a member of the palliative care team for Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Plus disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation team.  She has participated in a variety of research projects related to voice, Parkinson Disease and swallowing.

Course Objective(s)
  1. Participants will be able to differentiate symptoms of functional vs structural/organic laryngeal disorders that can affect breathing.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the impact of laryngeal hypersensitivity and hyperfunction on voice, breathing, cough and swallowing.
  3. Participants will be able to state appropriate evaluation and intervention techniques for chronic cough.
  4. Participants will be able to state appropriate evaluation and intervention techniques for Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion/Induced Laryngeal Obstruction.
  5. Participants will be able to state appropriate evaluation and intervention techniques for dysphonia in the setting of laryngeal hypersensitivity and hyperfunction.
Course Outline

Friday, November 4, 2022

8:00am                    Introduction

8:15-10:00am          Overview of laryngeal hypersensitivity and hyperfunction

                                Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion (PVFM)/Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (ILO) – Introduction

10:00-10:15am        BREAK

10:15am-12:15pm   Evaluation of PVFM/ILO

                                Differentiating functional from structural/organic airway disorders that affect voice and breathing

                                Management of structural/organic upper airway disorders

12:15-1:00pm          LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:45pm            Treatment of PVFM/ILO

                                Break out groups

                                Discussion

2:45-3:00pm            BREAK

3:00-4:00pm            Treatment of PVFM/ILO

                                Vocal Fold Paralysis

 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

8:30-10:30am         Chronic Cough

                               Evaluation of chronic cough

                               Treatment for chronic cough

                               Break out groups and discussion

10:30-10:45am       BREAK

10:45am-12:30pm  Voice Evaluation and treatment of laryngeal hyperfunction

                               Breakout groups and discussion

Location

Onlive via TEAMS

Registration Information

Target Audience:  Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants. 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$150 for Providence employees, $299 for all other participants. Registration fees cover access to electronic course handout and electronic certificate of attendance once the course evaluation and quiz have been completed.  

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested in writing by October 21, 2022. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 10.5 contact hours for Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants in OR and WA.. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.  This course may qualify for continuing education contact hours in additional states.  Please verify your states requirements to determine if the course qualifies for CE credit where you practice.  If you need assistance with CE approval for your state, please email joanna.mullett@providence.org.