Yes, we are still providing our usual speech pathology service fully online unless there is an imperative to see someone face-to-face and we deem we cannot provide an adequate service via virtual means. Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss this option.
We have had a surge of clients with vocal fatigue from online consultations, virtual teaching and distance socialisation. Is that you too? There are many quick and effective ways that help you prevent this fatigue from becoming cumulative and from reducing vocal stamina. We offer one hour low cost vocal health webinars and can also provide specific workshops for your workplace if you prefer a program specially designed for your professional development or occupational health needs. Book an appointment now for a voice program especially tailored for your needs or register for one of our voice webinars so you can voice the distance!
Just as performers have unique physical requirements to ensure their bodies stay healthy and show-ready, they also need to take extra special care of their voices. To help, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) has an on-call professional speech pathologist, Dr Debbie Phyland and her tips can help you too. Read the full article here ..https://www.mtc.com.au/discover-more/mtc-now-2020/active-voice/
In this interview by Stephen Mahy, Debbie Phyland offers her candid thoughts and experiences working with performers over the years and highlights the importance of vocal injury prevention. Improving and maintaining vocal fitness are key to a healthy voice and Deb encourages all to use any performance ‘downtime’ to do a regular vocal workout, reconnect to the joy of singing and sing the blues away!
At Voice Medicine Australia we have been offering online consultations for many years and found them to work extremely well and keep us all globally connected.
During this time of COVID-19 we are using virtual or online sessions for almost all voice therapy or other related speech pathology sessions, so it’s business as usual.
We will offer some limited face-to-face sessions if crucial but believe online is an ideal option for your and our safety and convenience. You can choose Skype, Zoom, Facetime or other platforms and we will talk you through set-up so we optimise the experience.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your online appointment and we can still keep your voice and wellbeing a top priority.
Speech Pathologists-Be a part of our global voice and laryngology loving network! We are so excited to invite you to become a member of VMA Connect, a platform for clinical sharing, education, support, updates and tips on all things voice and laryngology-related.
- VMA Connect membership is open to Speech Pathologists worldwide. (Sorry no students at this time).
- Membership costs $70 a year ($5.83 a month).
- Membership includes:
- A welcome package for you including our favourite outcome measures that VMA Speech Pathologists commonly use and copies of some of our patient handouts.
- Our VMA Good Vibrations newsletter connecting you with the latest tips and advice including an article review, treatment approach update and opportunity to ask questions to our very own Dear Aunt Ethel Murmur
- Regular updates regarding CPD opportunities and reviews.
- Access to 3 webinars for free throughout the year on popular clinical topics.
- 2 x 15 minute 1:1 conversations or with one of our experienced voice therapists over a calendar year for those extra tricky cases or questions.
- Discounted registration to the Voice Medicine Australia workshops
- Monthly virtual casual lounge-room chats with members
- Please contact us on email@example.com to ask for more information or to simply join.
We are thrilled to launch our VMA New Graduate (NG) /Internship program! This 6 to 12 month-position offers comprehensive and fully supported exposure to the full and varied caseloads of VMA and completes our team. Although already fully qualified to assess and treat communication and swallowing disorders, the NG will be expertly and incrementally guided by one of our experienced speech pathologists to ensure VMA continues to deliver a high standard of evidence-based care and optimal outcomes for our patients. We all love to share our passion for assessment and management of voice and related disorders and this opportunity to mentor and review our practices with fresh eyes extends our skills too.
Also, for those patients who are facing fiscal restraints or are unable to be seen by one of our other busy speech pathologists in a timely manner, we are confident this is an excellent alternative.
We are delighted to introduce Kate Cohn who will make it instantly apparent why she has been chosen as our inaugural recipient!