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Special Topics In Voice

A course offered by the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

Offered by the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, "Special Topics in Voice" covers the latest in the care and training of vocal performers.

Download a copy of our latest Voice and Speech Laboratory course brochure (PDF).

Full participation on the part of the patient is a crucial element for success in behavioral speech-language therapy. Whether the goal is to reset a motor pattern for voice or make dietary modifications for swallowing safety, inspiring the patient to maintain behavioral change is challenging.

For more information, please call or email the Voice and Speech Laboratory's Clinical Coordinator, Barbara Wilson Arboleda, M.S., CCC-SLP (617-573-4050).

Learning Objectives

Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to:

  • Assess readiness for behavioral change
  • Jointly negotiate a change plan
  • Inspire patient to participate in the change plan, in accordance with MI principles
  • Assess the impact of muscle tension in the voice and speech subsystems
  • Measure and report change in muscular tension during treatment
  • Implement at least three massage and manipulation techniques for clinical practice

Guest Faculty

Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., R.D., LDN
Registered Dietitian and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Faculty member of Northeastern University


Phillip Song, M.D.

Clinical Director
Glenn Bunting, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Coordinator, CEU Administrator
Barbara Wilson Arboleda, M.S., CCC-SLP

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Anna Choi-Farshi, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Catherine Ballif, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Stephanie Fort, M.S., CCC-SLP
*Nonfinancial Disclosure: Stephanie is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Voice, a publication of the Voice Foundation.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Tiffany Lyon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Faculty/Planner Disclosures
Financial: All faculty and planners are employees of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and receive a salary for their work. Nonfinancial: No faculty member has any nonfinancial disclosures to make unless otherwise noted above.