presented by Robert Grider
This course, by Robert Grider, MS, CCC-SLP, outlines an objective pathway for the participant to help clients to feel, see, and hear what changes they can make in order to recover more normal voice using their speech production. Using the strategies in this course, the participant will be able to lead the voice client to a better resting state of the larynx and the vocal tract to relieve excessive pressure or tension. Objective therapy tools for difficult voice and speech production problems will be described and demonstrated.
Robert Grider has been a medical speech pathologist in private practice for over 25 years. He holds a masters degree in speech pathology from Eastern Illinois University, and has pursued an avocational study in areas of brain science, learning science, behavior and muscle function. He holds certification in speech pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, license for speech pathology in the state of Minnesota, membership in Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Association, and membership in the International Association of Orofacial Myology. He also participates with his voice colleagues in the Minnesota Voice Colloquium.
Discuss the use of oral resting posture tasks to help the client objectively practice establishing a lower, less tensed resting posture of the tongue, kips, jaw, and larynx.
Explore the use of four speech concepts to help the client begin to change the voice for speech production, including “air flow,” “voice flow,” “resonant flow,” and “liquid flow.”
Examine affrication as a means to help the client increase airflow and voice flow with speech movements, address sibilance to help the client begin practicing phonation with more of a semi-occluded vocal tract, Explore labial consonant sounds and back consonant sounds as additional opportunities to improve voice quality in clients.
Discuss the utilization of the client’s own speech production to begin to change the vocal tract.