Treatment of Laryngeal Disorders

Treatment of Laryngeal Disorders 

There is a wide variety of laryngeal disorders that the SLP may encounter in their practice. Interventions to treat these disorders vary based on the functional impact on the patient. This course will discuss some of the more common disorders the SLP may see in regards to assessment and treatment.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-TLD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe diagnostic procedures for assessment of laryngeal disorders.
Describe the functional impact of at least 3 common laryngeal disorders have on patients.
Outline a treatment plan to address the functional impacts for at least 3 common laryngeal disorders.


Treatment of Laryngeal Disorders

Anatomy & Function

SLP Scope of Practice (ASHA)


Assessment of Laryngeal Disorders

Comprehensive Assessment

Auditory-Perceptual Assessment (Subjective)

Instrumental Assessment (Objective)



Knowledge Check

Laryngeal Diagnosis & Treatment

Laryngeal Cancer

Signs/Symptoms – Laryngeal Cancer

Causes – Laryngeal Cancer

Medical Intervention – Laryngeal Cancer

Intervention – Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

Signs/Symptoms – LPR

Causes/Triggers – LPR

Medical Intervention – LPR

Intervention – LPR

Knowledge Check

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Signs/Symptoms – Spasmodic Dysphonia

Causes – Spasmodic Dysphonia

Medical Treatment – Spasmodic Dysphonia

Treatment – Spasmodic Dysphonia

Irritable Larynx Syndrome Continuum

Signs/Symptoms – Irritable Larynx Syndromes

Causes/Triggers – Irritable Larynx Syndromes

Medical Intervention – Irritable Larynx Syndromes

Intervention – Irritable Larynx Syndromes

Laryngeal Lesions

Signs/Symptoms – Laryngeal Lesion

Causes – Laryngeal Lesion

Medical Treatment – Laryngeal Lesion

Treatment – Laryngeal Lesion


Signs/Symptoms – Paralysis/Paresis

Causes – Paralysis/Paresis

Medical Intervention – Paralysis/Paresis

Intervention – Paralysis/Paresis

Knowledge Check


Signs/Symptoms – Dysphagia

Medical Intervention – Dysphagia

Intervention – Dysphagia

Diet Modifications: Intervention – Dysphagia

Free Water Protocol: Intervention – Dysphagia

Knowledge Check

Voice Therapy

Physiologic Approaches

Symptomatic Approaches

Knowledge Check




Instructor: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP
Jean Marie Lucarelli is a licensed New Jersey Speech-Language Pathologist and holds an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from West Chester University and a Master's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marywood University where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Jean Marie has experience in providing speech and language services for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (Strokes), Head and Neck Cancers , Cognitive Disorders including Dementia, and Neurological Degenerative Diseases, (e.g. Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis). She also has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia and swallowing difficulties. Disclosure: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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