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Vital Voice – 2 Day Course

Course dates:
3rd – 4th November 2017
Approximately 9:30am – 4:30pm

1st floor, 4 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QE ( Baker St. Tube)

Course fees:    
£250 – Fees inclusive of refreshments (excludes lunch)

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Further Information

A two day course for SLTS wishing to gain skills for working with voice clients

Suitable for SLTS:
– interested in gaining voice skills
– in mixed posts
– on community settings
– wishing to start or refresh or develop their voice skills

Day 1: Referral, Diagnosis, Assessment

• voice referrals
• types of voice disorders including:
• Vocal fold paresis and paralysis
• Vocal fold nodules
• Muscle tension dysphonia
• Spasmodic dysphonia
• Psychogenic voice
• Assessment : case history, essential voice rating scales;
• perceptual assessment : grading voices
• Recording voices
• Audio samples

Day 2: Therapy Techniques and Training

• Essential exercises applicable to a variety of voice disorders
• Experiential learning / training for SLTs in the following:
• Breath and voice release
• Semi occluded vocal tract
• Resonance balance
• Onset of the note
• Task progression
• Successful generalisation
• Therapy outcomes

Further Upcoming Courses

Working with Transgender Voice – 3 Day Course

Course attendees at the Working with Transgender Voice 3 day Course, 2015

Course dates:
6th – 8th November 2017

1st floor, 4 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QE ( Baker St. Tube)

Course fees:    
Early bird rate:   £395.00 (before 10th October 2017)
Full rate:                 £425.00

Fees inclusive of refreshments (excludes lunch)

Further Information

This course is designed to offer essential knowledge and training to SLTs working with the transgender client group. The main focus will be on therapy interventions with transwomen, (male  to female), the majority trans people population currently referred to SLT services.

As well as updated necessary Information in the transgender field of practice, strong emphasis is placed on learning practical, achievable therapy exercises for effective voice change.

There is an opportunity to witness ‘ therapy in action’ – live therapy demonstrations carried out by Christella with trans individuals at various stages of their voice transition.

This course has been running since 2002 and is consistently rated as ‘excellent’ by attendees. The learning atmosphere is comfortable, relaxed and supportive with opportunities to ask questions.

Day 1

Study day in gender dysphoria, including: diagnosis, terminology, medical and surgical interventions and an overview of the role of the SLT from referral to discharge.

Day 2

SLT practical skills day – Assessment ; therapy:  learning and practising the essentials of voice feminisation: resonance, pitch and intonation with therapy examples. Observation of therapy.

Day 3

SLT practical skills day: speech style aspects, task progression and effective generalisation of therapy voice to general voice.

Trouble shooting common challenges . Observation of live therapy.

Feedback From Previous Courses

What others have said after attending ‘Working with Transgender Voice’ courses run by Christella Antoni

“Great to have structure of program for input to clients.”
“Thank you for a really informative and enjoyable ‘ Introduction to Voice “course. It has fuelled my desire to work in this area and has given me a lot to think about.” R.G, 18th September 2016
“Thank you – before the course I felt I was doing a reasonable job getting people started but getting ‘stuck’ moving people on / hitting barriers to progress. I now feel I can problem solve around this.”
“Thanks so much Christella for a fantastic course”M.R, SLT, Cornwall
“Thanks a million Christella. The Transgender voice course was amazing and increased my confidence and motivation in all my clinical areas 100 fold. You are an inspirational teacher and coach and I have been singing your praises to everyone.”E.C, 23rd September 2016
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt a huge amount. I am even more keen now to work with this client group.”
“The best course I have ever been on. Thank you so much for running this course. I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed every day.”S.H, SLT Bristol
“An excellent course, cannot express this enough. I’m impressed and thankful.”
“Many thanks for some great useful ideas for refining my work and for new additions too.”M.S, 22nd September 2016
“Thank you for such a wonderful course, very inspiring.”
“This is the best training course I have ever attended. I have learnt so much – thank you.”
“Inspired”! I’ve just seen a new TG client and I felt much more confident….”S.B, SLT, Bristol
“It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all during this fabulous course delivered so expertly by Christella. …Christella you have completely re-ignited me in a new phase of my career. I am so excited and just can’t wait to get going. I am grateful for the opportunity of meeting you and attending your brilliantly presented course. I would also like to thank all who contributed to the course including professionals and having the privilege of meeting your wonderful clients. Thank you…”M.D, Senior SLT, Devon