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Changing Behavior to Change the Child's Voice

Author: Nancy B. Swigert

CEUs offered: 0.25

CEEs offered: 2.5

Introductory Level; Professional Area

Activity Description

This course describes the causes and sequelae of vocal abuse in children.  This course describes ways to use reinforcement to change the child’s behavior to eliminate vocal abuse and to increase use of vocal hygiene techniques.  Strategies to gain the support of adults in the child’s environment and ways to help the child transfer skills to all settings are addressed.

Activity Audience

This course is for Speech-Language Pathologists.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify types of vocal abuse.
  • List changes to the vocal folds that can occur because of abuse.
  • Apply appropriate strategies for changing vocal behavior.
  • Utilize reinforcement to change behavior.

Author Biography

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Central Baptist Hospital, an acute care facility in Lexington, KY.  Prior to this, for 26 years, Nancy was the president of Swigert & Associates, Inc., a private practice providing speech-language pathology services in the Central Kentucky area.  She is a board recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Nancy received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.   She is a former president of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA), the Council of State Association Presidents, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Board of Trustees.  She was on the steering committee for ASHA Special Interest Division 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, for six years and coordinator for three of the six years.  She chairs the Health Care Economics Committee for ASHA.  Nancy was twice awarded the honors of KSHA and is a fellow of ASHA.

Nancy Swigert, Changing Behavior to Change the Child's Voice, employed by Central Baptist Hospital


Financial - Author for LinguiSystems, Inc. and receives royalty payments. In addition, Nancy Swigert received a stipend from LinguiSystems, Inc. for writing Changing Behavior to Change the Child's Voice.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

LinguiSystems, Inc., publisher of products for SLPs, funded this self-study online course, Changing Behavior to Change the Child's Voice, in its entirety. Some information contained in this presentation is from a product or products written by Nancy Swigert and sold by LinguiSystems, Inc.

Certified members of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with LinguiSystems, Inc.  One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE.  All CASLPA members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.  CASLPA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.