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Estill for Speech-Language Pathologists: Voice Therapy
Course ID: 1723
Date: 2022/02/18 to 2022/02/18 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 9:00-5:00 EST Cost: $150.00 ($100 for early registration before Jan. 18, 2022; $75 student rate) Language: English
Instructors: Cari Tellis, Joanna Lott
Contact: Joanna Lott | joanna.lott@gmail.com | 6463521530
Course Location:
Virtual
Zoom 
Charlottesville VA
United States

This course is for speech-language pathologists looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of the voice, and how to apply these new skills to voice therapy. This course goes beyond auditory-perceptual strategies and incorporates an anatomic and physiologic framework for voice therapy using Estill Voice Training® methods. Established over 40 years ago by Jo Estill, the Estill Voice Model is a clear framework of voice production based on the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism. A voice therapy approach that incorporates an anatomic and physiologic framework will increase your ability to create unique and specific voice targets for patients that help provide clear descriptions of how the voice works. You will feel more confident in your ability to assess and treat voice issues and your clients will feel more in control of their voice training and rehabilitation. This course also includes instructions on how to apply and utilize key motor learning principles to the therapy process, including the integration of implicit-explicit instruction, symbolic representation of the motor act, the combination of motor imagery and action observation, and transfer between Type 1 (optimal, automatic) and Type 2 (optimal, controlled) brain processing. This course will be taught by Dr. Cari Tellis and Joanna Lott, both SLPs and certified Estill Mentors & Course Instructors. They will share their clinical methods and provide demonstrations, evidence, and case studies. Previous Estill Voice Training® course attendance not required. ASHA CEUs will be provided.

Payment: Once you have registered, you will receive an invoice via email within 48 hours. If you are a student, please send an email to joanna.lott@gmail.com after you register to get the reduced rate.

Time Ordered Agenda:

8:30-9:00: Check-in and introductions

9:00-9:30: Qualities with audio samples (speaking and singing)

9:30-9:45: Who is Jo Estill?

9:45-10:00: Level 1 Introduction to Estill

10:00-10:30: Estill Model: A Closer Look (the Figures)

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:00: Estill Model: A Closer Look (the Figures)

12:00-12:30 Break for Lunch

12:30-2:30: Motor Learning and How it Applies to Voice Treatment

2:30-3:00: Recipes for Voice Therapy

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-4:30: Case Studies

4:30-5:00: Q&A

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will identify the components of the Estill Model as a model of the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism for voice production.

Participants will explain the utilization of the model in determining goals for the treatment of clients with voice disorders, as well as describe how the model is functionally used in voice therapy.

Participants will state the current motor learning principles and explain how they relate to the voice therapy approach described in the workshop.

Presenter Disclosures:

Relevant Financial Relationships: 

Cari Tellis is a salaried employee of Misericordia University and PATA Rehabilitation Specialists. She will be referencing her place of work as well as actual case studies during her presentation.

Joanna Lott is a salaried employee of University of Virginia Health System and will be referencing her place of work as well as actual case studies during her presentation.

Relevant Nonfinancial Relationships:

Cari Tellis is a certified Estill Mentor and Course Instructor and receives no financial compensation for this role.

Joanna Lott is a certified Estill Mentor and Course Instructor and receives no financial compensation for this role.


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