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Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration: Problems and Solutions

Atos Medical invites you to participate in a SpeechPathology.com video CEU course.

General Information

  • SpeechPathology.com Course #5965 Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration: Problems and Solutions
  • CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Registration Information
If you are already registered with SpeechPathology.com, this course is included with your $99 annual Professional Subscription. No charge for VA SLPs.

Course Learning Objectives
After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the various etiologies for leakage through and around a tracheoesophageal (TE) voice prosthesis and describe the various practical means for solving these problems
  • Describe how gastroesophageal reflux affects the health of the TE puncture and the life of the TE voice prosthesis
  • Describe the assessment protocol for assessing a patient with immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia
  • Describe the differences between hypertonicity and hypotonicity of the pharyngoesophageal segment, list the voice characteristics of each describe the treatment approaches associated with each disorder
  • List ways of how to help a patient that has trouble occluding the stoma to produce functional TE voice

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Course Presenter: Julie Bishop-Leone MA, CCC-SLP

Julie Bishop-Leone’s career as a Speech Language Pathologist spans 20 years first at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor then as Clinical Manager of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Specializing in alaryngeal voice restoration and swallowing she has participated in numerous clinical trials and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers focused on the head and neck oncology patient.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience with tracheoesophageal voice restoration, she has directed and been an invited faculty member at national seminars and training programs in the area of laryngectomy rehabilitation. Ms. Bishop-Leone has been employed by Atos Medical Inc for the last five years and is a founding member of their Educational Division.

For more information on other Atos Medical educational services and how you can have LIVE CEU presentations on a variety of topics at your facility, please contact your local Atos Medical Territory Sales Manager or ask for the Educational Division of Atos Medical Inc. at 800.217.0025