Motor Impairments and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology staff completed several presentations at the 2013 Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association Conference:
- Karen Kurcz: When Goals of Care are for Quality of Life: Helping Patients and Families Make Informed Decisions About Oral Intake
- Marci Rosenberg: Nuts and Bolts of Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises for Voice Therapy: The Why, When and How
- Margaret Tiner and Meghann DeMarchi: From Screening to Instrumentation: Dysphagia Following Intubation
Erica Osborn and Megan Schmuckel have been promoted to Senior Speech-Language Pathologists at Mott Children’s Hospital. Ms. Osborn is the inpatient Rehabilitation Lead Clinician and Ms. Schmuckel is the Pediatric Dysphagia Lead for Speech-Language Pathology.
Marc Haxer is the author of an invited chapter, Evaluation and Behavioral Treatment of the Individual with Chronic Cough in Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies, 4th Edition: Stemple, J and Hapner E, Editors.
Teresa Lyden was the recipient of a Silver Star award, representing receipt of four Making a Difference Awards for patient care excellence in FY 13.
The following SLPs will be presenting papers at the upcoming American Speech Language Hearing Association Conference in November, 2013:
- Lynn Driver: High Prevalence of Early Language Delay Exists Among Toddlers with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy (authors: Lynn Driver, Kate Wan-Chu Chang, Virginia Nelson, Lynda Yang
- Marci Rosenberg: Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises for Voice Therapy
- Margaret Tiner: The Use of Palatal Augmentation Prostheses for Therapeutic Gain in Adult Speech (Authors: Margaret Tiner and Katherine McConville)
- Margaret Tiner: Prosthetic Rehabilitation for Improved Resonance: How I do It
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson is a co-author on the paper: Analysis of a Value-Based Design Benefit for Rehabilitation Therapies: accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation meeting in October, 2013. (Authors: Edward Hurvitz, Philip Zazove, Robert Winfield, Chris Magnant, Julie Agbabian, Elaine Ledwon-Robinson)
Margaret Tiner has received her second ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).
Kathy Brigham: Patient Services Associate, University Hospital
Mary Berger, Senior Speech-Language Pathologist has retired after 32 years of service to Speech-Language Pathology and the Craniofacial Anomalies Program, Department of Plastic Surgery
Mary Berger M.S. CCC presented, with Dr. Sean Edwards, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, the course: “Comprehensive Overview of the Diagnosis and Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in the Cleft Population” at the American Academy of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, San Diego, September, 2012.
Jen Gostlin M.A. CCC, working with Krysten Salla in Physical Therapy, is preparing to pilot a new program at the adult outpatient Briarwood site, MedRehab: the evidence-based Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program, combined with Think Big, the motor intervention program, designed for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Marc Haxer M.A. CCC, together with Dr. Claudio Milstein and Dr. Thomas Murry, presented the seminar: “Voice, Resonance and Alaryngeal Speech” at the November, 2012 meeting of the American Speech Language Hearing Association conference.
Karen Kluin M.S. CCC, Board Certified, ANCDS, has been invited to speak at the National Ataxia Foundation annual meeting, scheduled for March, 2013, in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Kluin was an invited speaker at the September, 2012 Parkinson’s and You Symposium, addressing “Speech and Swallowing Problems in Parkinson’s Disease”. Ms. Kluin has received renewed Board Certification through the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, in adult neurogenic communication disorders.
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson M.S. CCC, Board Certified, ANCDS, has received renewed Board Certification through the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in pediatric and adult neurogenic communication disorders.
Phil Menard M.A. CCC will be presenting the following lectures in the Autism Spectrum Disorders’ Program at the Rachel Upjohn Center: “Early Intensive Intervention Addressing Core Features of Autism Using the Latest Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches” , followed by: “Social Skills, Problem-Solving and Higher-Order Language Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder”.
Marci Rosenberg M.A. CCC, organized the conference: Somatic Voice Work™ The Lovetri Method. She recently lectured on Vocal Health to the University of Michigan’s Theater Department and to the Voice Department at Eastern Michigan University on the topic of Singing Science. Ms. Rosenberg has been appointed to the Board of the American Speech Language Hearing Association Special Interest Group: Voice, Resonance and Alaryngeal Communication Committee.
Margaret Tiner M.A. CCC has been named Dysphagia Lead for University Hospital/Cardiovascular Center Speech-Language Pathology services.
Bowling Social Club
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Voice and Resonance Disorders
Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Selection
Troubleshooting Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Issues
Motor Skills Tracking Tool
The Use of Palatal Augmentation Prosthetics for Therapeutic Gains in the Treatment of Adult Speech
Seeing the Forest Through the Wheeze: Laryngeal Involvement in Episodes of Dyspnea