Additional Resources For SIG 3 Members

Networking

Voiceserve

This discussion forum is sponsored by the University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Its purpose is to promote discussion among health care professionals, scientists, and professional voice users regarding clinical and scientific issues relating to the normal and disordered human voice.

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  2. If you are not subscribed, select the "Search" button on the left. A list of names will then appear in alphabetical order. Locate the blue slider control on the right side of the window. Drag the slider control all the way to the bottom to view the very end of the list. Locate "voiceserve" near the bottom and SELECT THE "Subscribe" LINK IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN.
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  4. You will be returned to the All Forums list. Now select VOICESERVE in the left hand column of the list. You should now be granted access the e-mail list. A list of submitted messages will appear for your review. Select a message to read its content. To create a new message to share with the group, select "create new message" in the upper right hand corner.

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IMPORTANT—The Lyris program automatically establishes subscriptions without passwords. Passwords are optional. If you want to create a password for your subscription, select the "My Account" item in the left-hand list and then select the "Advanced" tab at the top of the next display. Follow directions from there.

Select "Logout" in the upper right-hand corner of the window when you want to leave Lyris. Login to Lyris any time you want to manage your listserv account.

New Voiceserve messages will be sent to your e-mail inbox. You may respond to them directly from there.

All messages to the e-mail list should be addressed as follows: voiceserve@list.healthcare.uiowa.edu

If you have any problems, contact michael-karnell@uiowa.edu.

Graduate Voice Curriculum

SIG 3 was instrumental in developing Graduate Curriculum on Voice and Voice Disorders, which is available online for ASHA members.

CAPE-V

ASHA currently is evaluating the validity of the CAPE-V assessment tool. The prototype is being made available for field testing by ASHA members. Please feel free to download and use this instrument form ( CAPE-V Procedures [PDF]). Please cite the instrument as Kempster, G. B., Gerratt, B. R., Verdolini Abbott, K., Barkmeier-Kraemer, J., Hillman, R.E. (2009). Consensus auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice: Development of a standardized clinical protocol. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

A training "simulation" tool was developed by Dr. Nadine Connor.

  • Students submit a CAPE-V report for each of 45 relatively realistic cases.
  • They receive immediate feedback as to "accuracy" from a "colleague."
  • The case histories are discussed in class.
  • Scoring examples were developed as part of an educational technology grant; they represent the judgments of one expert clinician.
  • Note: The scores are not considered a "gold standard" for auditory perceptual training purposes. In future, Division 3 may develop a formal method for auditory-perceptual training.

The CAPE-V is available for purchase through ASHA.

Background

  • Between 2008–2009, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO—HNS) developed evidenced-based treatment guidelines for hoarseness.
  • The guidelines committee included more than 20 health-care professionals-including two ASHA/SIG 3 members -and a patient advocate. Fifteen ASHA/SIG 3 members served as secondary reviewers.
  • The guideline is for front-line health-care providers (general practitioners, pulmonologists, pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, geriatricians, voice and singing teachers, etc.) who, in addition to otolaryngologists, may see the hoarse patient.
  • SLPs on the committee developed an FAQ document to be referenced in the Guidelines on the Treatment of Hoarseness. The aim is to provide information about voice therapy and describe research documenting the success of voice therapy in the treatment of hoarseness.

Student Professional Development Opportunity

The Multi-Institutional Student Voice Research Rounds (MISVRR) is a monthly conference-call-based one-hour meeting that convenes on a monthly basis to discuss voice-related research ideas. The meeting is affiliated with multiple universities. All students with a passion for voice research are invited to join. For more information, contact Aaron Ziegler at asz7@pitt.edu.

Promotional Slide

We invite affiliates to download a power point slide [PPT] with our Special Interest Group 3 logo and use add the slide to conference presentations. Our goal is to promote awareness of SIG 3 by encouraging others to join the division and become involved in our projects and leadership opportunities.

Web Resources

  • Voice Resources on the Web
    Useful links to professional government and nonprofit organizations concerned with issues related to voice and voice disorders

ASHA Corporate Partners