Joseph Stemple is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty in the UK Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005, following a 30-year clinical career as founder and director of the Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH, and the Professional Voice Center of Greater Cincinnati. He is the author of the texts Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies (4th ed.) and Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management (5th ed.) (Plural Publishing, Inc.), as well as research articles and text chapters related to clinical voice disorders. His current research involves a translational study of various aspects of the aging voice including epidemiology, treatment outcomes, and the biology and morphology of aging laryngeal muscles. An active national and international speaker, he is a Fellow and Honors recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Vocal Function Exercises (VFE) are a series of systematic voice exercises designed to strengthen and balance the laryngeal musculature, increase or improve vocal fold adduction,… read more
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are presented with multiple types of voice disorders to evaluate and treat. These disorders arise from a variety of etiologies and numerous… read more
Resonant Voice Therapy (RVT) involves training voice-disordered individuals to produce voice in an easier, more resonant manner. Resonant voice, sometimes referred to as forward focus,… read more