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Assessment Workshop for Speech Pathologists (1 day)

Assessment Workshop for Speech Pathologists (1 day)

Assessment Workshop for Speech Pathologists (1 day)



This 1 day workshop focuses on the skills and processes of a detailed and comprehensive voice assessment protocol conducted by Speech Pathologists who do not conduct laryngoscopy procedures themselves.

The course covers perceptual assessment, using both standard and functional assessment rating tools; acoustic analysis using freely available software and cheap, easily accessible technology; functional assessment protocols for a standard voice assessment and specific populations; introduction to the Voicecraft Assessment Tool and interpretation of laryngoscopic and stroboscopic recordings of the larynx. This workshop will allow participants to conduct a standardised voice assessment on both adults and children, aiding in more accurate diagnosis and treatment of voice disorder.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to conduct a reliable and comprehensive voice assessment in any clinical setting.

A manual is provided.  Certificates are awarded for participation.

NB : Completion of this workshop does not contribute towards Application of Voicecraft  in Therapy (AViT) certification.

Assumed knowledge: 

Speech Pathology qualification

Expected outcomes:

  • Confidence in conducting a comprehensive voice assessment with children and adults (without laryngoscopy).
  • Accurate and appropriate use of voice recording equipment and acoustic analysis of recorded sound files.
  • Increased confidence and reliability auditory-perceptual in assessment of voice.
  • Increased confidence and reliability in visual analysis of videolaryngoscopic footage.
  • Awareness of utility of palpation and visual observation in voice assessment.
  • Increased confidence in interpretation and preliminary differential diagnosis of voice assessment results.