Alaryngeal Speech Options for Laryngectomy Patients
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Clinicians working with patients with head and neck cancer
need to educate and instruct patients and families pre- and post-surgery to
maximize functional outcomes and improve quality of life. To adequately do
this, SLPs must know—and be able to explain—the basic alaryngeal speech options
available to patients who have undergone laryngectomies. In this session, Barbara
Pisano Messing will go over the basics of the three primary types of alaryngeal
speech, using anatomical illustrations and video interviews with individuals
who have undergone laryngectomies and who use each of the voicing methods.
You will be able to:
the three primary alaryngeal speech options
pros and cons of the three primary alaryngeal speech options
protocol for preoperative counseling and post-surgery alaryngeal speech
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.