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Newly Minted “Dr.” Alexandra Brandimore Earns a Spot in the Top 12 for PHHP Research Day

Published: March 23rd, 2015

Dr. Alexandra Brandimore, who successfully defended her dissertation project on March 17th, earned a spot in the top 12 for the college’s research day coming up in April. Dr. Brandimore’s […]

Upper Airway Dysfunction Lab Presents Ground-breaking Research at National Conference

Published: March 23rd, 2015

Dr. Karen Hegland, director of the Upper Airway Dysfunction lab, along with PhD candidate Alex Brandimore, co-authored 3 abstracts that were presented at this year’s meeting of the Dysphagia Research […]

The Expanding Field of Voice Modification and Coaching

Published: March 20th, 2015

While the thought of voice therapy might mostly bring to mind rehabilitative sessions with those who have lost their voice, the broader field of voice modification has expanded rapidly in the last few decades to accommodate a wide range of patients hoping to make vocal changes through speech-language therapy.

Expiratory muscle strength training versus Incentive Spirometry: what’s the difference?

Expiratory muscle strength training versus Incentive Spirometry: what’s the difference?

Published: February 23rd, 2015

A common question received by the speech-language clinicians at the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration is, “What is the difference between expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) and incentive spirometry (IS)?”

Voice therapy: who, what, and why?

Published: December 8th, 2014

What is Voice Therapy?  The goal of voice therapy is to improve or normalize laryngeal function, regain the best possible vocal quality and provide relief from bothersome vocal symptoms, which […]

Members of the UAD present at ASHA Convention

Published: November 25th, 2014

Several members of the UAD presented at the annual ASHA convention in Orlando, Florida.  The UAD enjoyed meeting with collaborators and learning from clinicians and researchers from around the country who are […]

Aging and your voice

Published: November 24th, 2014

It has been said that change is the only constant, and our voice is not immune to this occurrence. Presbylaryngeus refers to age-related changes to the larynx, or voice box.  […]

Voice and speech changes in Parkinson’s disease: “Speak up!” Or “Get your hearing checked!”

Published: November 4th, 2014

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the coordination and control of movement, and commonly has significant consequences on voice and speech. Speech and communication often get […]

Are you a “fryer?”

Published: October 28th, 2014

A funny name with not so comedic ramifications, vocal or glottal fry has become a popular topic in recent years. Pop-culture icons, including Kim Kardashian, Nina Dobrev, and Britney Spears […]

UAD and SLHS presentations at ASHA

Published: October 22nd, 2014

If you are planning to attend the annual American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Orlando, FL this year, don’t miss faculty and student presentations from the UAD, and the UF SLHS department.