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Evidence-Based Treatment for Voice Disorders OBJECTIVES At the end of this workshop learners will be able to: Describe strategies for detecting paralaryngeal tension Describe circumlaryngeal approaches for treating MTD Identify the hierarchical structure of Stretch-and-Flow voice therapy Explain the role of videostroboscopy in laryngeal evaluation Appraise the research evidence related to MTD Discuss the steps and progression of VFE Summarize the process of RVT SYMPOSIUM TOPICS Muscle Tension Dysphonia Vocal Function Exercises Circumlaryngeal Techniques Evidence-Based Practice Stretch-and-Flow Therapy Resonant Voice Therapy Laryngeal Videostroboscpy Expert Panel Discussion SCHEDULE OUTLINE 7:30–8:30 Registration / Check-In 8:30–8:40 Welcome & Introductions (C. Watts) 8:40–10:40 Circumlaryngeal Techniques for Muscle Tension Dysphonia (N. Roy) 10:40–11:00 BREAK 11:00-12:00 Stretch-and-Flow Voice Therapy (L. Toles) 12:00-1:00 LUNCH (provided) 1:00-2:00 The Role of Videostroboscopy in Laryngology (T. Mau & L. Childs) 2:00-2:45 MTD: Research Update (C. Atkinson) 2:45-3:00 BREAK 3:00-3:45 Vocal Function Exercises (J. Deane) 3:45-4:30 Resonant Voice Therapy (K. Coker) 4:30-5:00 Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks





Nelson Roy, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Utah



  • Ted Mau, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Lesley Childs, M.D.
  • Cory Atkinson, M.A, CCC-SLP
  • Kimberly Coker, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Janis Deane, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Laura Toles, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Christopher R. Watts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

VOICE FOUNDATION: North Texas Chapter

The North Texas Chapter of the Voice Foundation was formed in 2014 to act as a resource for professional and personal development of medical, allied health, and vocal arts professionals serving professional voice users and voice impaired populations. In addition, the chapter aims to educate members, associated healthcare professionals, and the public with regards to knowledge and advances in medical and behavioral management of voice impaired populations.

Symposium Location:

Smith Entrepreneurs Hall, room 104
Texas Christian University
West Louden Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76129

January 21st, 2017 from  7:30 AM to  5:00 PM
Smith Entrepreneurs Hall, room 104
Texas Christian University
West Louden Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76129
United States
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Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $95.00
Student Fee $50.00