Taking Care of Your Money Maker: Voice Care and Prevention of Voice Disorders for Professional Interpreters
Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members
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Presenter: Jonathan Rogers, MA, CF-SLP is a speech-language pathologist completing his Clinical Fellowship Year and a Ph.D student in Speech and Language Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis. His research interests include cognitive-linguistic processing in bilinguals and how cognitive, linguistic, and affective variables influence the intonation, rhythm, and stress patterns of speech. His clinical interests include the rehabilitation of communication and cognitive deficits associated with traumatic brain injury, neuro-motor speech disorders, voice disorders, and fluency disorders in children and adults. He has been a certified court interpreter for Spanish for 5 years and still does freelance work from time to time.
His co-author for the presentation is Dr. Joel Kahane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP who is Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and also Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. He received his Ph.D., in Biocommunication from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters and Bachelor Degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Dr. Kahane is a Fellow of ASHA and has been recognized for his published research by Editor's Awards and by Awards for Scientific Exhibits from ASHA and other societies.
Program Description: Spoken language interpreting places some unique demands on the voice that are not present during other forms of professional speaking.
This session will present an overview of the importance of vocal hygiene and vocal training for professional spoken language interpreters. Interpreters will learn how to take care of their most important tool of the trade: their voice. The session will include demonstrations of some basic vocal exercises and techniques designed to strengthen the voice and reduce vocal fatigue. The session will also include information on the identification and prevention of harmful vocal habits that can lead to voice disorders and pathologies that could prevent interpreters from being able to work.
This presentation was originally presented at a TAPIT / TAMIT conference in Nashville, TN on 9/10/16. It was approved by both CCHI and IMIA, CCHI for one instructional hour and IMIA for 0.1 CEUs.
For CCHI, the CEAP code is HT20816.
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