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Assessment of Pediatric Voice Disorders in the School Setting (PD102744)

Presenter(s): Shannon M Theis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Voice disorders in children necessitate a thorough evaluation, including a complete case history and intake, perceptual assessment, acoustic/aerodynamic measurement, and laryngeal visualization. This session discusses low-tech and high-tech voice assessment techniques that school-based clinicians can employ, along with a series of cases that highlight the importance of voice evaluations in a school setting.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022/2023 online conference “Assessment, Eligibility, and Dismissal in Schools: Strategies, Tools, and Decision-Making.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe evaluation procedures for clinical assessment of voice disorders in children in a school setting
  • Identify at least two low-tech acoustic and aerodynamic evaluation techniques to assess voice disorders in school-age children

Shannon M. Theis, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor and Program Director with the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Rush Craniofacial Center. Dr. Theis has specialized in caring for children with feeding/swallowing difficulties, voice and resonance disorders, and craniofacial anomalies/cleft lip and palate for 20+ years. Dr. Theis is an active clinical researcher and presenter and has published several articles related to pediatric voice and swallowing disorders.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salary for faculty position with Rush University 
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 11, 2028.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 12–24, 2022, February 1-13, 2023
End date: April 11, 2028

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102744
Available Through: April 12, 2028