LESSAC-MADSEN RESONANT VOICE THERAPY (LMRVT) - Adults & Kids Training workshop for speech therapists Presented by Katherine Verdolini Abbott Ph.D., CCC-SLP At the InnoCentre Chamber 3 72 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Tong Kowloon HK 8-10 May, 2009 Guest speaker: Dr. Simon Wong Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology (M.B., B.S.(Syd.), F.R.C.S.(Edin), F.R.C.S.Ed.(ORL), F.R.C.S.(Glasg), D.L.O.(End.), F.C.S.H.K., F.H.K.A.M.(Surgery), F.H.K.C.O.R.L., F.H.K.A.M.(Otorhinolaryngology)) Organizer Co-organizer Suggested audiences 0.5-day seminar: All practising speech therapists, ENT Surgeons, general practitioners, and speech therapy students who are interested in the voice therapy area. 2.5-day workshop: Practising speech therapists who 1) are working with adults, preschoolers & school-aged children with voice problems, and 2) are interested in acquiring further skills in voice therapy. Course Description: The course provides theoretical background and practical training in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT). This is an approach to voice therapy, appropriate for patients with hyper- and hypofunctional voice disorders. Highlights of LMRVT: “HOLISTIC, FUNCTIONAL & EVIDENCE-BASED” A target laryngeal configuration can be identified which tends to produce the strongest voice output using the least amount of pulmonary effort, and also coincides with relatively low vocal fold impact stresses. Funny approach of voice therapy for dysphonic kids The course will (1) cover the basic scientific information behind the premises; (2) provide detailed step-by-step information about the implementation of LMRVT with both adults & kids; and (3) provide practical demonstrations of the approach in both English & Cantonese (Dr. Karen Chan will be the Cantonese demonstrator). About the presenter: Dr. Verdolini Abbott (Ph.D., CCC-SLP) is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Her general area of interest is clinical voice science. Her current research focuses on the role of vocalization for wound healing in the larynx, motor learning principles applied to models of voice therapy, and clinical trials in voice therapy. She has received one K08 award and two R01 research awards from the National Institute on Deafness and she serves as consultant on other research awards from the National Institutes of Health. She is Editor for Speech for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Dr. Verdolini Abbott developed and conducts workshops on a systematic approach to voice therapy for hyper- and hypofunction, Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy. Memberships include the American Speech-LanguageHearing Asso., of which she is Fellow, the Voice and Speech Trainers Asso., and the National Asso. of Teachers of Singing. Upon finishing the course: The participating speech therapists will become the certified providers of LMRVT (adults & kids) approach, and will be able to train up adults, schoolers & preschoolers to produce their strongest voice with least amount of pulmonary effort, following the LMRVT step by step program. LESSAC-MADSEN RESONANT VOICE THERAPY (LMRVT) - Adults & Kids Schedule Registration form: Name: __________________________________________________ Qualification: __________________________________________________ Work place: __________________________________________________ Mailing address: __________________________________________________ (as printed on certificate) Day 1- 8May09 (Fri) 08:30-17:00 SEMINAR (Dr. Simon Wong & Dr. K. Verdolini Abbott) 08:15-08:30 08:30-10:00 10:00-10:30 10:30-10:45 10:45-12:45 12:45-14:00 Registration Common voice pathologies, assessment & treatment options Historical background for LMRVT, and general framework Break Basic voice science of LMRVT Lunch (on your own) (please attached a copy of certificate) Dr. Simon Wong Dr.K. Verdolini Abbott Dr. K. Verdolini Abbott WORKSHOP (Dr. K. Verdolini Abbott) 14:00-15:45 Basic learning science for LMRVT 15:45-16:00 Break 16:00-17:00 Compliance in LMRVT DATE 2- 9May09 (Sat) 09:00-17:00 WORKSHOP 09:00-09:45 09:45-10:45 10:45-11:00 11:00-12:45 12:45-14:00 14:00-14:45 14:45-15:30 15:30-15:45 15:45-16:15 16:15-16:45 16:45-17:00 Effectiveness data for LMRVT & Introductory demonstrations of LMRVT LMRVT Step-by-Step Break LMRVT Step-by-Step, cont’d Lunch (on your own) Participant self-practice with LMRVT Demonstrations of LMRVT Break Demonstrations of LMRVT Tricks and tips; integration Questions and answers DATE 3- 10May09 (Sun) 09:00-16:45 WORKSHOP 09:00-19:15 09:15-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:00-10:30 10:30-10:45 10:45-11:15 11:15-11:45 11:45-13:00 13:00-14:15 14:15-15:15 15:15-15:30 15:30-16:15 16:15-16:45 16:45 The traditional paradigm of voice therapy for children Limitations of traditional approach, and alternative models Component #1: Laryngeal biomechanics Component #2: Motor learning and development Break Component #3: Social, cognitive, and personality development Component #4: Compliance Lunch (on your own) Step-by-step program: LMRVT-Kids Demonstration Break Participant practice with kids Questions and answers Course adjourns __________________________________________________ Work Phone: (_____)____________________________________________ Mobile Phone: (_____)____________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________ Date of registration: __________________________________________________ Seminar fee HK$300 (S.T. / ENT Surgeons / G.P.) (for registration confirmation) Seminar & Workshop fee HK$150 (Students) HK$3,520 postmarked by 31March, 09 HK$3,970 after 31March,09 *Workshop fee includes 1 clinician & 1 patient manual of LMRVT (market price: HK$520) Accreditation: The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists: seminar on 8May09(am)- 3 CME (Cat.2) Hong Kong Hospital Authority Speech Therapists : seminar on 8May09(am)- 3 CPD; seminar + workshop on 8 to 10May09- 10 CPD Register Early. Space is limited. Cheque payable to “Hong Kong ENT Laser Centre Limited” Return registration form and payment to: Rm812, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong (Ref: LMRVT seminar & workshop- registration) Confirmation email will be sent out within 7 working days after receiving the registration form. For questions, contact May POON at [email protected] (852-31068689). Cancellation Policy: Written notice of cancellation must be received by 15April,09. No refunds will be made after that time. A processing fee of HK$500 will be deducted from cancellations received by 15April09. Looking forward to seeing you in the workshop!