Additional Resources For SIG 3 Members
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Graduate Voice Curriculum
SIG 3 was instrumental in developing
Graduate Curriculum on Voice and Voice Disorders, which is available online for ASHA members.
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.
- 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
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.
Voice Resources on the Web
Useful links to professional government and nonprofit organizations concerned with issues related to voice and voice disorders