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Aaron Ziegler

PhD, CCC-SLP

Aaron Ziegler, PhD, CCC-SLP, is codirector of The Wellness Group for Voice, Speech, and Swallowing. Dr. Ziegler obtained his PhD in communication science and disorders at the University of Pittsburgh with Dr. Verdolini Abbott and earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology at Northwestern University. He received a certificate in vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech under the direction of Dr. Ingo Titze. Dr. Ziegler completed his clinical fellowship at the Emory Voice Center and practiced clinically at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center. His clinical interests include vocal aging, gender expansive voice and communication, and vocal injury prevention and treatment. He has published research, funded in part by grants through the National Institutes of Health, on models of voice therapy and prevention, including the codevelopment of Phonation Resistance Training Exercises (PhoRTE) to treat age-related voice changes. He is an ad hoc reviewer for a variety of academic scholarly journals. He can be heard on podcasts and is a regular speaker throughout the US as well as internationally, including with the Confident Clinician Cooperative, LP, which he cofounded.

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Effective Voice Therapy for Vocal Fold Paralysis and Paresis

Presented by Aaron Ziegler, PhD, CCC-SLP

Effective Voice Therapy for Vocal Fold Paralysis and Paresis

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Video Runtime: 98 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Voice production requires motor output from the nervous system to muscles of multiple coordinated structures. In patients who present with recurrent laryngeal nerve or superior laryngeal nerve deficits, vocal fold paresis and paralysis can be challenging to manage due to the variability in vocal impairments. Evidence-based practice for vocal fold paresis and paralysis often involves collaboration between laryngologists and speech-language pathologists. Surgical procedures to correct vocal fold closure may be necessary in addition to voice therapy to optimize vocal fold vibration and voice production. The goal of this introductory course for speech-language pathologists is to teach clinicians in outpatient and other rehabilitation settings to develop effective, patient-centered voice therapy for patients diagnosed with vocal fold paresis and paralysis.

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