Videostroboscopy Training Course


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Videostroboscopy: Procedures and Analyses

Presented by: SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, Tennessee

Course Date: July 28 & 29, 2018


To provide a two-day videostroboscopy training course for Speech-Language Pathologists in the use of rigid and flexible endoscopy to assess the health and function of the vocal folds during phonation.

Objectives: At the completion of this course participants should be able to:

  1. Identify and properly name the anatomy of the larynx and the vocal folds;
  2. Describe and explain normal vocal fold vibratory behaviors, as seen by videostroboscopy;
  3. Analyze and describe the larynx and vocal fold vibrations during phonation using the “VALI” assessment tool;
  4. Identify and apply policies and procedures for properly cleaning, disinfecting or sterilizing endoscopes used with stroboscopy;
  5. Identify abnormal vocal fold vibratory characteristics using stroboscopy, and construct hypotheses relating them to abnormal vocal qualities.

Course Agenda:

Day One: 8:00 to 4:30

8:00-8:10      Welcome and Introduction

8:10-8:40      Voicing Anatomy

8:40-9:40     Physiology of Normal Vocal Fold Vibration

9:40-9:50     Break

9:50-10:10    Talbot’s Law and Stroboscopy

10:10-11:10   Videostroboscopy and Normal Vibration

11:10-12:10    Videostroboscopy and Abnormal Vibration I

12:10-12:45   Lunch

12:45-1:45     Infection Control Policies and Procedures

1:45-2:15        Scope Handling and Demonstration (Flexible & Rigid)

2:15-3:30       Grp A: Hands-on Videostrobe Practice laboratory

Grp B: Analysis Laboratory

3:30-4:45       Grp B: Hands-on Videostrobe Practice Laboratory

Grp A: Analysis Laboratory

Day Two

8:00-10:00    Comprehensive Voice Evaluation

10:00-10:10  Break

10:10-11:10    Videostroboscopy and Voice Pathology

11:10-12:10    Videostroboscopy and Abnormal Vibration II

12:10-12:45   Lunch

12:45-2:15     Grp A: Hands-on Videostrobe Practice Laboratory

Grp B: Analysis Laboratory

2:15-3:45       Grp B: Hands-on Videostrobe Practice Laboratory

Grp A: Analysis Laboratory

3:45-4:00      Discussion and Administration



William Irwin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

John R. Ashford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC


$450.00 (includes lunch both days).  Registration online.

Continuing Education Credit:

This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level; Professional Area). SASS is an ASHA CE Provider.






Program Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

Course Location:

Select Specialty Hospital, 2004 Hayes Street, Nashville, Tennessee. All courses held on first floor, Charity Hall Education Facility. After registering for a course, a Letter of Confirmation and course agenda will be sent to you.

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel accommodations are at the discretion of the participant. A list of hotels and Airbnbs is provided. Several hotels are located in close vicinity (1 to 3 blocks) of Select Specialty Hospital.


-Dr. Irwin: No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exist.

-Dr. Ashford: Financial-Co-owner & Education Director of SA Swallowing Services; consultant-Tennessee Department of Health; No relevant non-financial relationships exists.

Course Cancellation Policy:

100% of course tuition, less payment processing fees, will be refunded if cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course date. 50% of tuition, less payment processing fees, will be refunded if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to the course date. Cancellations must be in writing. All refunds returned following course date.



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