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UMMC Speech-Language Pathology Lunch & Learn Webinar

"Easy-Peasy Voice Therapy Techniques"


Presented by Josephine Sevier Alston, MA, CCC-SLP
Fri, March 2, 2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

alstonjoesphine_oto2012web.jpgDo you panic when you receive a referral for a voice evaluation for “hoarseness” or “muscle tension”? Do you wonder if you are giving effective behavioral intervention for your vocal fold nodule patients/students? Do you feel you would benefit from watching a hands-on training session from a specialized voice therapy expert? If you answered yes to any of these questions then please join us for a free lunch and learn webinar.

Participants for the webinar will learn six very easy behavioral intervention techniques to utilize with voice clients in a typical therapy session. These airflow and resonance facilitators will help your patients understand their voice therapy goals and give them maximum therapeutic benefit in just a few short sessions. Participants will also learn how to give their patients the tools to maintain their improved voice quality for years to come.

ASHA CEUs will not be offered but a Certificate of Completion will be sent to all registered participants upon completion of a short post-webinar evaluation.

  Learning Objectives:

 At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Complete a perceptual evaluation to describe a disordered voice.
  • Demonstrate three airflow phonation facilitators to improve vocal quality.
  • Demonstrate three resonance focused facilitators to improve vocal quality.

About the Presenter:

Josephine (Josie) Sevier Alston, M. A. ,CCC-SLP is the Chief of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Her initial experience as a voice disorders professional was obtained at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, TN. She currently has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist focusing on pediatric and adult voice and resonance disorders.  

Mrs. Alston attended the University of Memphis where she received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1997, and the University of Georgia where she received her B.S.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders 1995. She currently specializes in the evaluation and treatment of resonance and voice disorders in adults and children.  She also has specialty experience with head and neck cancer rehabilitation for voice and swallowing in the adult population.

Mrs. Alston has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences as well as local community outreach programs and recently published a feature article in the ASHA Leader. In addition she belongs to ASHA’s special interest groups on Voice Disorders, Supervision and Telepractice. Mrs. Alston has won numerous ACE awards for continuing education and has always strived to remain active with her state association. Currently she serves MSHA as Co-Chair on the Healthcare Committee and is a member of an ad hoc licensure committee.  In addition, Mrs. Alston is a board member on the Council of Developmental Disabilities in Mississippi.

Disclosure Statement:
Josephine Alson is the Chief of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

  • Financial - Receives a salary from the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Chief of the SLP Division
  • Nonfinancial - No Relevant nonfinancial relationship exists

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