Applications of the Estill Model to Voice Therapy: Empowering the SLP

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Course ID: 606
Date: 2020/04/16 to 2020/04/16 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 8:00-5:00 Cost: $150 ($100 if also registering for UVA Stroboscopy & Voice Course) Language: English
Instructors: Cari Tellis, Joanna Lott
Contact: Joanna Lott | joanna.lott@gmail.com | 6463521530
Course Location:
University of Virginia
Bavaro Hall, Room 116 (Holloway)  405 Emmet St. S.
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 and understandable descriptions of the 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 mental 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. The course will take place on the UVA campus in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, on April 16, 2020. A discounted rate will be offered to anyone attending both the therapy course and the strobe course that follows on 4/17-18 (https://tinyurl.com/2020-Stroboscopy). Registrants will receive an invoice after registering for the course. Happy World Voice Day!

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Charlottesville – University Medical Center at a discounted rate of $187.00 per night. Reservations must be made by MARCH 16 to receive the discounted rate. Reservations may be made by calling 434-977-1700 and referencing UVA Stroboscopy. The rate is available through April 18 for those also attending the stroboscopy course noted above.

This course has been approved for .8 ASHA CEUs.


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