Abstract: Vocal Pathologies

Title: Vocal Pathologies

Authors: Julie M. Estis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Affiliations: University of South Alabama

Primary author contact information: Julie M. Estis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director of Academic Enhancement

Resources available with this module: iRAT/tRAT, application exercise, and facilitation notes

Abstract: The module is used in a class called Exercise Psychology. Exercise Psychology is a required class for undergraduates majoring in Exercise Science. It is also a free elective option for students in any major across campus. Students are typically junior or senior standing and must have completed an introductory psychology class. This TBL module is used with graduate level speech-language pathology students who are preparing to effectively evaluate and treat patients with voice disorders (e.g., dysphonia, aphonia, vocal nodules, vocal fold polyp, muscle tension dysphonia, functional voice disorders, vocal fold paralysis). This is one of 6 modules in a one semester course, with each module spanning several class periods. The ability to differentially diagnoses vocal fold pathologies is foundational for subsequent modules on assessment and treatment of voice disorders.

Target audience: Undergraduate students