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2-Day Conference: Short-Term Voice Therapy: Effective Strategies for Vocal Function of All Treatable Voice Disorders AND Advanced Short-Term Voice Therapy: Techniques for 10 Patient Populations

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Register for one or both seminars:

Day 1: Short-Term Voice Therapy: Effective Strategies for Vocal Function of all Treatable Voice Disorders

Day 2: Advanced Short-Term Voice Therapy: Techniques for 10 Patient Populations


Ellen N. Friedman is an SLP with a private practice in Ohio, where she works clinically in hospital, school, out-patient, and home health settings. Former president of the Northeast Ohio Regional Association of Medical Speech/Language Pathologists, Ellen began her subspecialty voice practice in 1993, which has expanded to include pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients who have voice, swallowing, digestive, feeding, cognitive and speech/language deficits. She has taught and clinically supervised in the graduate school of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Kent State University, and in both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the School of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Cleveland State University. Currently, Ellen teaches a full curriculum of continuing education in voice and swallowing/feeding disorders for CMI Education and PESI HealthCare on a national basis. Ellen is published in the fields of voice and gastroesophageal disease and was featured in the ASHA Leader.

In addition to being a speech/language pathologist, Ellen is a professional actor, vocalist, acting/voice/dialect coach, and director. She performs in the venues of film, voice-over, and stage. When not working in the performing arts venue specifically, Ellen incorporates her theatrical knowledge and abilities into her therapy as well as her teaching strategies. She works comfortably in singing, acting, voice-over, role play, comedy and scripted work modalities to interact with her patients to improve breath, voice, swallow, cognitive, and language function. When Ellen presents, she uses all of her clinical knowledge to impart practical information to audience participants via experiential learning opportunities. Expect to be educated, engaged and entertained.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ellen Friedman maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Nonfinancial: Ellen Friedman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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