Courses & Training For Speech and Language Therapists

Vital Voice Skills

Course dates:
Friday 15th – Saturday 16th June 2018

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

Course fees:    
£285 per person  / £260 Early Bird Rate*
Fees inclusive of refreshments (excludes lunch)

*Early Bird Rate valid for bookings made before 15th May 2018

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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


“Brilliant course – thank you”
“Excellent presentations and down to earth style- thoroughly enjoyable.”
“Excellent review of pathology, treatment options, techniques and problem solving.”
“All of this info was useful… I admired Christella’s ability to respond to the group, and answer questions as they arose. She read the room well and referred back to our interests and current problems in practice.”
‘Really useful discussions: especially case study examples. Pacing and content of this course was really useful.’
“Highly valuable practical advice to use in sessions – helped to put theory into practice.”
“ This course is excellent. All of my hopes were met of gaining knowledge on Voice assessment, pathologies and therapy techniques. It was fantastic to see therapy techniques being explained with rationale for their application.
Christella, I now feel not only supported but also well prepared to help support a client with Voice difficulties.”
“I enjoyed this course so much. Very informative seeing/ observing the therapy.”
“Really enjoyed this course; got a lot from the course in terms of improved knowledge and confidence.”