Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders In 2015, SIG 3 had 2,126 affiliates. To assess the multidimensional nature of the vocal mechanism, it is critical to incorporate the following components in an analysis: case history, perceptual evaluation, laryngeal imaging, acoustic and aerodynamic analysis, and measurement of quality-of-life impairment. A common standardized protocol is required ... SIG Spotlight
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Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders
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SIG Spotlight   |   February 01, 2016
Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders
The ASHA Leader, February 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21022016.np
The ASHA Leader, February 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21022016.np
How many affiliates does your SIG have?
In 2015, SIG 3 had 2,126 affiliates.
Is there an important new issue surrounding your SIG’s subject matter right now? Highlight a timely event or trend.
To assess the multidimensional nature of the vocal mechanism, it is critical to incorporate the following components in an analysis: case history, perceptual evaluation, laryngeal imaging, acoustic and aerodynamic analysis, and measurement of quality-of-life impairment. A common standardized protocol is required to facilitate comparisons across clinics and research studies to improve the evidence base for management of voice disorders. To improve the evidence base for instrumental voice assessments, ASHA—on the recommendation of SIG 3—formed an ad hoc committee in 2012 to develop basic (minimum) standard protocols for instrumental assessment of vocal function (acoustic, aerodynamic and imaging). The protocol for instrumental voice assessments is complete and will be submitted to a peer-reviewed ASHA journal by early 2016. You can get the protocol from the SIG 3 Community postings or by emailing Rita Patel (SIG 3 coordinator) at patelrir@indiana.edu.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by your SIG should everyone know about? Chats, conferences or convention events?
SIG 3 will host a webinar titled “Voice Evaluation” with Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer on March 15, 1–3 p.m. ET.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
Transgender Voice and Communication: Introduction and International Context” by Jack Pickering in the March 2015 issue of the SIG 3 Perspectives offers an excellent introduction to issues related to voice modification related to gender dysphoria. The overview includes a historical context, terminology, current therapy models and referrals for additional information.
The Role of Cultural Competence in Serving Transgender Populations” by Adrienne B. Hancock, also in the March 2015 issue of the SIG 3 Perspectives, sheds light on the factors influencing quality of life for individuals who are transgender and models of cultural competency for improving speech-language treatment outcomes in persons who are transgender.
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