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Treatment of Voice Disorders: The Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM) for Children and Adults

# e122   Treatment of Voice Disorders: The Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM) for Children and Adults

by Elizabeth Grillo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

0.2 CEUs

$ 39.00

Voice problems are the most common communication disorder, impacting approximately 7.5 million people in the USA. The main goal of voice therapy is to optimize the dynamic interactions between the respiratory, laryngeal, and resonating sub-systems for an improved vocal output across all communication tasks. Considering that each client presents with unique anatomy and physiology of phonation, we need the flexibility to determine the most effective voice production technique that will be used in therapy. We also need a voice therapy model that will facilitate generalization and maintenance of the "new" voice.

The Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM), grounded in motor learning principles, is dedicated to achieving and maintaining the "new" voice in all communication tasks independent of a specific voice production technique. This course will explore the components of the GVTM, motor learning principles applied to the GVTM, research related to the GVTM, and application of the GVTM to clinical practice. The content of the course is for all SLPs in private practice, schools, and medical settings servicing children and adult clients. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours. 

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service, however, it does present information on the GVTM which was created by the presenter using funds from a faculty professional development grant. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the GVTM.
  • Explain the motor learning principles applied to the GVTM.
  • Understand the research supporting the GVTM.
  • Apply the GVTM to clinical practice.
  • Identify appropriate use of the GVTM in client examples and self-practice.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

Elizabeth U. Grillo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). After earning a bachelor's of music in voice performance from Indiana University, she pursued a career change to speech-language pathology by earning a M.S. at Teachers College Columbia University and a Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Her clinical expertise is in voice disorders and in medical speech-language pathology. Currently, her research related to voice is addressing aerodynamic measures, the Global Voice Prevention and Therapy Model, apps, and telepractice. Her research has been supported by grants at WCU and an R15 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health.  Her work has been disseminated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at local, state, and national conferences.  

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Elizabeth Grillo is an employee of West Chester University (WCU); receives salary. Pilot work of the Global Voice Prevention and Therapy Model (GVTM) was funded by a WCU Faculty Professional Development Grant. Dr. Grillo’s work related to telepractice is funded through the NIDCD, grant number R15DC014566.

Financial — Elizabeth Grillo is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Elizabeth Grillo is the developer of the Global Voice Prevention and Therapy Model (GVPTM). 


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 2 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service, however it does present information on the GVTM which was created by the presenter using funds from a faculty professional development grant. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.  
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Provider #1654.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 02/28/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Elizabeth Grillo

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e138 Assessment of Voice Disorders in Children and Adults: Using Inexpensive Low and High Tech Resources To Complete A Comprehensive Voice Evaluation
Elizabeth Grillo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
0.2 $39.00

"I greatly appreciated the stimulability exercises, vocal hygiene strategies, use of random practice for generalization of new skill. I liked the provided examples of appropriate long term and short term goals for voice therapy." - G.M.W., 8/29/2016

"The addition of steps in practice hierarchy to promote carry over of new voice was the most beneficial discussion." - V.K., 8/12/2016

"I liked the concrete examples." - J.H., 8/12/2016

"The video and notes went well together." - E.M., 8/9/2016

"The overall concept of GVTM was very useful." - H.Y., 7/6/2016

"Learning about different voice production techniques was incredibly helpful. I liked the simple, easy to follow instructions/plan." - K.P., 6/8/2016

"I appreciated the treatment techniques and examples built into the framework." - A.K., 6/5/2016

"I liked the examples of therapy with "real clients." " - J.O., 5/29/2016

"The detail on stimulability testing with examples of each technique were most beneficial. I liked that the course was very descriptive with good demonstrations of all techniques described." - A.W., 5/25/2016

"Very informative with practical information that I was able to incorporate immediately into my sessions." - K.S., 4/21/2016

"Good information presented in a very efficient manner." - A.M., 4/19/2016

"The discussion on blocked and random practice was most beneficial." - A.M., 4/17/2016

"I liked the various techniques that were discussed. I would have liked more examples with children." - M.M., 4/14/2016

"The examples of different voice techniques and specific treatment plan to follow were very helpful." - C.O., 4/6/2016

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided wonderful examples and opportunity to practice." - S.F., 3/11/2016

"I found the discussion on Stimulability Testing, going over the videos of the various techniques, the most helpful." - T.M., 2/21/2016

"Good pace and good information. The review of the treatment techniques and the examples to facilitate them was beneficial." - N.L., 2/7/2016

"I enjoyed that it was very simple and straightforward - it was a simple basic model to use." - D.B., 1/30/2016

"I really benefitted from the treatment hierarchy which allows for efficient organized progression in treatment." - J.H., 1/26/2016

"Comparing old and new voice hard glottal attack methods and when to apply were very helpful." - A.F., 1/17/2016

"I liked the specific examples of treatment techniques with clients, video and audio recordings." - K.S.C., 1/13/2016

"I liked how other voice therapies are discussed." - J.P., 1/6/2016

"Excellent clinical examples utilized and I can start using immediately in therapy." - J.R., 1/2/2016

 

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