The Stroboscopic Clinician In-Person, Hands-On Live




December 9 & 10, 2023

Dallas, Texas

Live Course, 30 participant limit


Hands-on Course for learning, practicing, and interpreting rigid and flexible scope videostroboscopy exams

Minimum 15 passes per person

Eligible for 1.4 ASHA CEUs

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites DFW Airport South

4201 Reggis Court

Fort Worth, TX 76155

(Hotel is located 5 minutes south of DFW airport. Other surrounding hotels are within walking distance. Starbucks and food options are also within walking distance)


Vendor that will be present with multiple scoping stations: PATCOM


Agenda and schedule: Saturday 8am-5pmCST, Sunday 8am-2:15pmCST


Course Summary

The Stroboscopic Clinician: Visualization of the Voice and Upper Airway for Screening, Assessment, and Treatment. Clinicians who specialize in voice and upper airway function need competency for stroboscopy. This course provides hands-on instruction to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in performing and interpreting stroboscopy with rigid and flexible endoscopy as well as dealing with regulations, disinfection, reimbursement, and documentation, in particular, for the private practice setting.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to describe laryngeal imaging equipment in terms of assembly, cleaning, and safe use to diagnose and treat voice and upper airway disorders and differences
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the required knowledge and skills to successfully complete stroboscopic procedures to diagnose and treat voice and upper airway disorders and differences
  3. Participants will be able to identify required regulatory, documentation, and appropriate billing practices for reimbursement in performing stroboscopy to diagnose and treat voice and upper airway disorders and differences
  4. Participants will be able to discuss the professional role of the speech-language pathologist as part of a multidisciplinary team to screen, assess, and treat voice and upper airway disorders and differences.


Time-Ordered Agenda

Time-Day 1 Topic 8-5pm 8 hrs
8-8:30 am Value of stroboscopy for voice and upper airway management
8:30-9 am Anatomy and physiology of voice and upper airway function
9-10 am Voice and upper airway disorders and differences
10-10:30 am SLP beliefs about capabilities/emotions of client and SLP
10:30-11:30 am Laryngeal imaging technology and equipment
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch Break (60 minutes)
12:30 pm-1pm  Preparing the space, including anesthetics and decongestants
1pm-1:30 pm Procedures and protocols, including universal precautions
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Cleaning and disinfection of laryngeal imaging equipment
2:00 pm-5:00 pm Hands-on laryngeal imaging practice


Time-Day 2 Topic 8am-2:15pm 6 hrs
8 am-10 am Hands-on laryngeal imaging practice
10-10:15 am Legal and regulatory requirements for stroboscopy
10:15-10:45 am Documentation of stroboscopic procedures and findings
10:45-11 am Billing and reimbursement for stroboscopic procedures
11-11:15 am Screening and Risk Assessment of Voice and Upper Airway
11:15-11:30am A Component of Evaluation (Stand Alone or Not?)
11:30-11:45 am Snack break (15 minutes)
11:45-12:15 pm Treatment and biofeedback using stroboscopy
12:15-12:45 pm Interprofessional care in managing voice and upper airway
12:45-1pm Limitations of stroboscopy
1-2:15pm Scenarios and Decision-Making (hypo, hyper, ILO)



Course Instructors:

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.

Aaron is a voice-specialized speech-language pathologist who has devoted his career to developing effective and efficient physiologic voice therapy. He has a private practice in Portland, Oregon where he provides in-person and online habilitation and rehabilitation services for voice. He co-founded the Confident Clinician Cooperative because he wanted clinicians to feel confident in their knowledge and skills to support patients with voice differences and voice disorders. Aaron draws from his background in theater, singing, and languages in addition to his experience in clinic, research, and education as he helps clinicians achieve effective and efficient outcomes with their patients.

  1. Financial Disclosures
    • Founding Member of The Confident Clinician Cooperative, LP
    • Director Wellness Group for Voice and Speech, LLC
    • Co-owner PhoRTE, LLC
  2. Non-Financial Disclosures
    • none

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.

Cara is a speech-language pathologist who has specialized in voice rehabilitation. She runs a private practice in Tampa, Florida where she provides both comprehensive endoscopic voice and swallow assessments and treatment. She has extensive acute care and outpatient hospital experience, in addition to being a classically trained soprano. Recognizing a paucity of in-depth graduate level voice coursework, Cara cofounded the Confident Clinician Cooperative to assist future and practicing clinicians in accessing voice-specific continuing education for confident clinical practice.

  1. Financial Disclosures
    • Founding Member of The Confident Clinician Cooperative, LP
    • Owner South Tampa Voice Therapy, LLC
  2. Non-Financial Disclosures
    • none

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.

Kristie is a speech-language pathologist who is driven to break down barriers to learning about voice science. She runs a private practice voice clinic in Fort Worth, Texas where she provides videostroboscopy exams and specialized voice care. She wanted to start the Confident Clinician Cooperative because as a former patient herself, she understands the need for experience to improve patient outcomes, and she wants to empower clinicians to take charge of their skill set and feel confident in voice therapy and beyond.

  1. Financial Disclosures
    • Founding Member of The Confident Clinician Cooperative, LP
    • Owner ATEMPO Voice Center, LLC
  2. Non-Financial Disclosures
    • none


More about our Sponsor: PATCOM

PatCom Medical was founded to provide clinicians and practitioners with the latest
technology at competitive pricing, all while keeping the patient at the center of all we do.
This goal plays a major role in the development and selection of our products. We have a selection of equipment for FEES, Videostroboscopy, and esophageal access, as well as solutions for disinfection and dysphagia education.

Our Mission
To improve human wellbeing by making established medical procedures more
comfortable for patients and healthcare professionals. PatCom Medical was built on the
foundation of improving patient comfort during procedures that access the pharynx,
larynx, and esophagus. Our systems provide a comfortable and dependable means of
treating and evaluating communication and swallowing disorders.

PatCom Medical is looking to raise the standard of customer service to a new level.
Imagine having someone who can speak your clinical language and knows what
obstacles you have to overcome. That “someone” is on your team at PatCom!


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