Confident Clinician

Confident Clinician

Last updated November 2, 2021

The Virtual Clinician

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The Virtual Clinician


Course Summary

The use of teletherapy is surging in popularity among clinicians. The Confident Clinician Cooperative is offering The Virtual Clinician, a unique 6-hour online training course to aid SLPs in effective delivery of clinical services in a virtual world. The Virtual Clinician will focus on developing knowledge and skills for successfully providing telehealth services for voice disorders with low- or no-cost tools. The Confident Clinician Cooperative is bringing people together to make continuing education available.

Course Learning Objectives
  1. Learners will be able to describe key online set-up elements for a virtual clinic offering voice evaluation and voice therapy.
  2. Learners will be able to identify potential obstacles with possible solutions for ethical voice service delivery and successful reimbursement from third party payors.
  3. Learners will be able to discuss therapeutic strategies for effective delivery of online voice therapy for different voice disorder populations.

Kristie Knickerbocker, MS, CCC-SLP is CEO of A TEMPO Voice Center, a private practice voice rehabilitation clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. She also creates videos, downloadable e- products and blogs to educate and aid SLPs in evaluation and treatment of voice disorders that have been used worldwide.

Cara Bryan, MA, CCC-SLP is the owner and speech pathologist for South Tampa Voice Therapy, a private practice located in Tampa, FL. She has extensive experience in clinical voice management and is passionate about educating graduate students and practicing clinicians in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders.

 Aaron Ziegler, PhD, CCC-SLP is Co-Director, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Singing Voice Specialist at The Wellness Group for Voice, Speech, and Swallowing, an independent group practice in Portland, Oregon that provides in-person and online habilitative and rehabilitative services. He also trains future and current clinicians around the world on managing patients with voice disorders.


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