Psychological & Physiological Implications of Vocal Cord Dysfunction - Zoom Webinar
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Pacific
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Event Description
Speaker:   Scott Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist at NorthBay Health Medical Center in the ENT Department. He currently specializes in voice disorders, dysphagia, and oral dysfunction/TMJ issues. He graduated from University of Arizona with his Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology. He has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 30 years across the continuum of care with all different ages and diagnoses. He is retired from teaching at CA State Universities (Sacramento and San Jose) after teaching the “Dysphagia & the SLP in the Medical Setting” class at Sacramento State for 16 years and “Neuroanatomy” and “Adult Communication Disorders” at San Jose State.for 4 years.

Financial Disclosures: 
NorthBay HealthCare salaried employee
MSCC honorarium and travel stipend

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Facilitator:  Kim Gully, MS, CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST
Financial Disclosures:

  • MSCC travel stipend

Non-financial Disclosures: 

  • President of MSCC
  • Founder & Leader of New Start Support Group for TBI Survivors 

Target Audience:  Medically Based Speech-language pathologists​

Course Description: This course will define the various aspects of vocal cord dysfunction and explore etiologies, coexisting factors, assessment, and treatment.  Assessment and treatment will be include both physiological and psychological aspects of vocal cord dysfunction. Focus of the presentation will be directed towards tools and techniques to utilize immediately in their clinical settings.  
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define vocal cord dysfunction and differentiate between it and Induced Laryngeal Obstruction.
  2. Identify potential etiologies and coexisting factors that contribute to vocal cord dysfunction VCD
  3. Demonstrate Breathing technique to physiologically treat vocal cord dysfunction.
  4. Explain ways to address and manage psychological impact on vocal cord dysfunction..
  5. Describe the effect of vocal cord dysfunction on the voice.

Time Ordered Agenda
8:30 - 9:00        Introduction and definitions and descriptions
9:00 - 9:45        Potential etiologies and Co-factors contributing to VCD
9:45 - 10:15      Assessment of VCD
10:15 - 10:30    Break
10:30 - 11:00    Physiological treatment  & Psychological aspects of VCD
11:00 - 11:30    Potential effect of VCD on the voice
11:30 - 11:45    Case studies and questions
11:45 - Adjourn

In order to receive credit for this course participants must complete the following requirements:  do not change this section thru the content section below - delete this red lettering

  • attend entire course
    • sign in at registration table
    • partial credits not allowed
  • complete self-assessment/program evaluation
    • must be completed within 7 days of completion of course
    • certificate of completion will be awarded upon receipt

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Content Disclosures The content of this course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area above.

In Kind Support 
We want to thank Sharp HealthCare for providing the venue for today's course.  Any vendors present contribute a vendor fee in exchange for a vendor table.
Continental Breakfast included in registration fee half day in person course,

This course offers 3 CE's for CA license renewal - CA PDP #74 

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