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    The Aging Voice: Evidence Based Treatment Outcomes

    This is an online course offering with no required start or end date. The course can be accessed at any time, and does not have to be completed in one sitting. 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    This course will review the basic anatomy of vocal folds and vocal tract and discuss the normal changes of an “aging voice”.   It will review musculature that can be affected by an aging voice and when treatment or further evaluation is needed. Discussion of differences in voices of those with normal aging compared to aging voices that affects functional communication.   Information on voice disorders, the latest EB outcome measures/assessment tools for this population and EB treatment (both medical intervention and voice therapy) will be discussed. Other medical conditions that can attribute to presbyphonia/aging voice will be discussed.  Finally, case examples will be reviewed. 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:
    At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the basic anatomy of normal aging vocal folds   
    • Describe presbyphonia or presbylaryngis and its effect on functional communication
    • Define other medical conditions that could attribute to presbyphonia
    • Interpret basic outcome measures and evaluation tools for the aging voice  
    • Show knowledge of EB treatment techniques of voice disorders for this population  
    • List the latest medical treatment options and referral to ENT  
    • Associate actual case examples and utilization of outcome measures  

    INSTRUCTOR: 
    Jodi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Brooks Rehabilitation

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Jacksonville University

    Jodi Morgan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
    Jodi Morgan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: 
    This course is intended for speech-language pathologists.

    CEUs: 
    This course offers 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) for SLPs. CEUs for this course are approved by the following entities:

    ASHA

    Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

    At the completion of the course, required forms must be returned to the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning to receive CE credit.

    REGISTRATION FEE: 
    $60

    HOW TO ENROLL:
    Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and click the "Order Now" button to pay by credit card. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment that includes a link to access the course.

    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.

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    This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area).

    In order to receive ASHA CEUs for this course, you must complete the ASHA Learning Assessment and CEU Participant Form. The ASHA Learning Assessment will appear at the conclusion of the presentation and is submitted electronically. The CEU Participant Form is available under "Event Resources" and should be returned to the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning once you have completed the course. You can submit the form one of the following three ways:

    Option 1) Email to info@BrooksIHL.org

    Option 2) Fax to (904) 345-7193

    Option 3) Mail to:

    Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
    3599 University Blvd. S
    Jacksonville, FL 32216