Michael Johns III, MD is the Director of the USC Voice Center and founded the Emory Voice Center. Dr. Johns receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.
Non-Financial: Dr. Johns has no relevant non-financial relationship exists.
Financial: Edie R. Hapner is a Professor in the Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the USC Voice Center. Edie Hapner receives compensation for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Edie Hapner has no relevant non-financial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP
Edie R. Hapner is a Professor in the Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the USC Voice Center, an interprofessional team treating persons with disorders of voice and swallowing. Dr. Hapner has authored over 33 peer reviewed articles on…Read full bio
Michael Johns III, MD
As the director of the USC Voice Center, Michael Johns III’s goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals with voice, swallowing and airway disorders. He strives to achieve this through a true interdisciplinary approach to promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating those around him. He received his…Read full bio
1. Common Pathologies of the Vocal Folds, Their Origin, Impact On Voice, and Potential Treatment Options
This chapter presents the most often seen pathologies of the vocal folds to acquaint the speech language pathologist with likely scenarios often seen during laryngeal videostroboscopy. While diagnosis of pathology is beyond the scope of practice for the speech language pathologist, familiarity with common pathologies, their origin, impact on the voice and treatment best practices better equips the clinician to effectively engage as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team.
2. Laryngeal Videostroboscopy and Planning Voice Therapy
This chapter will introduce the clinician to using the laryngeal imaging findings in developing treatment plans for patients with voice and airway disorders.
3. Understanding Scope Of Practice, Competency, and Developing Relationships With Your Referring Physicians
This chapter is meant for those who actually perform laryngeal videostroboscopy to better understand current scope of practice and develop competency in both rigid and flexible laryngoscopy. Time will be spent assisting the clinician with methods to increase collaboration with referring physicians and models of collaborative practice.