Special Topics In Voice: Motivation, Massage, and Microsurgery

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Hosted by the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear, this course will include:

  • An introduction to motivational interviewing for improving patient participation
  • Beyond circumlaryngeal massage: Practical massage and manipulation techniques
  • An interactive lab: Laryngeal surgical simulation laboratory

Motivational Interviewing

Full participation on the part of the patient is a crucial element for success in speech therapy. You will learn the basic process for implementing Motivational Interviewing in order to engage your patients in the change-planning and goal-setting process. This increases participation and success in behavioral treatment.

Peri-Laryngeal Massage & Manipulation 

An introduction to a variety of practical techniques for laryngeal massage & manipulation. Specific manipulation techniques will be presented with plenty of time for hands-on practice with master clinicians from the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Voice & Speech Laboratory.

Surgical Simulation Lab 

Join the laryngologists of Mass. Eye and Ear for a combination of hands on and didactic approaches to laryngeal surgery. Using the state of the art surgical simulation laboratory, participants will be able to see common vocal fold procedures including vocal fold resection, injections, thyroplasty, and office based laser procedures.

Learning Objectives

In this course participants will be able to:

  • Provide a definition of motivational interviewing
  • Verbalize the rationale for implementing motivational interviewing in speech-language pathology practice
  • Define OARS and its relevance to motivational interviewing in clinical practice
  • State the rationale for including peri-laryngeal massage & manipulation in voice therapy practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement at least three massage and manipulation techniques for clinical practice
  • Introduce surgical instruments and demonstrate technical steps for common vocal fold operations in a simulated operating room environment
  • Understand the role and limitations of common vocal fold surgeries such as mass excision and injection augmentation using a high fidelity phonosurgical simulator


Guest Faculty
Ellen Glovsky, PhD, RD, LDN 

Voice and Speech Laboratory Faculty
Glenn W. Bunting, MS, CCC-SLP
Barbara Wilson Arboleda, MS, CCC-SLP
Catherine Ballif, MA, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth Banaszak, MA, CCC-SLP
Anna Choi-Farshi, MS, CCC-SLP
Stefani Kalos, MS, CCC-SLP
Bridget MacLeod, MS, CCC-SLP 

Laryngology Faculty
Phillip C. Song, MD
Ramon A. Franco, Jr., MD 
Matthew R. Naunheim, MD, MBA

Time-Ordered Agenda

 10:00 am–12:00 pm  Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
 12:00–1:00 pm  Lunch
 1:00–2:30 pm  Peri-laryngeal Massage and Manipulation, Part 1
 2:30–2:45 pm  Break
 2:45–4:30 pm  Massage and Manipulation, Part 2
 4:30–6:00 pm  Small Group Rotations: Surgical Simulation and Q&A Sessions


Download the registration form here. Completed forms and checks can be sent to:

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Voice and Speech Laboratory
243 Charles Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02114 

Phone: 617-573-4050
Fax: 617-573-4060


This course is offered for up to .65 CEUs Intermediate Level, Professional Area.