Working with Children and Young People with Voice Disorders
22 February 2021–24 February 2021, 8:30 am–5:30 pm
22 - 24 February 2021 This is a 3 day Course comprising of 2 days Foundation Skills and 1 day Masterclass. Please note this course has been rearranged from 29 April -1 May 2020 due to COVID-19.
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- Description of the course
This two day course is aimed at Speech & Language Therapists who work with voice disordered children in a community or educational setting. SLT voice specialists may also find it relevant to their work. The main focus will be the assessment and management of common childhood voice disorders.
The two days will cover a range of topics including:
- Common aetiologies and their management
- The impact of growth and development
- ENT and SLT assessment procedures and when to refer
- An overview of direct and indirect therapy approaches and techniques used with children
- Setting up voice services in a community setting
The course will be structured around presentations and interactive workshops. Participants will be strongly encouraged to share their experiences and ideas. The course will focus on ‘Reaching a Working Diagnosis’, and ‘Devising and Delivering Treatment Programmes’
This masterclass builds on the knowledge and skills from the two day Foundation Skills course. This experiential day covers practical skills and methods that can be used to guide children to modify their breathing, muscle tension and phonatory patterns. Case examples will be used throughout with reference to both hyperfunctional and organic voice disorders.
This masterclass is open to qualified Speech and Language Therapists who have completed the 2 day foundations skills course on the 22-23 February 2021; the previous ICH course “Managing Paediatric Voice Problems”.
- Course Directors
Lesley Cavalli – Speech and Language Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Nicola Gorb – Speech and Language Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
- Target Audience/who is it aimed for
Speech and Language Therapists working with children and young people with voice disorders across all settings.
Common aetiologies and their management The impact of growth and development ENT and SLT assessment procedures & when to refer An overview of direct and indirect therapy approaches and techniques used with children Setting up voice services in a community setting.
Attendance at a 2 day foundation course is recommended before registering for this 1 day masterclass.
Treatment methods and techniques. Theoretical concepts around behaviour change and motor learning. Practical interactive workshops including experiential learning and case presentations.
- What you will learn by the end of the course
Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, presented by an experienced MDT, that will facilitate effective triaging, MDT working, assessment and treatment of common paediatric voice disorders.
- Fees and Registration
£350 - 2 Day Foundation Skills Course
£450 - 2 Day Foundation Skills Course and 1 Day Master Class
£130 - Masterclass Only
All delegates must register and pay on-line in advance of the course; the place is confirmed once the payment is processed successfully.
Bookings are made via our online system in advance of the course; our online payment system accepts VISA, MasterCard, VISA debit, VISA electron and Maestro.
We regret that we are no longer able to invoice NHS Trusts or other organisations. Our on-line booking system will issue an automatic receipt for your card payment so that you can reclaim from your organisation if appropriate.
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