Austin Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Meeting

2020sat08feb11:00 amsat12:30 pmAustin Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Meeting

Event Details

If you have questions about Spasmodic Dysphonia and would like to discuss ways to cope with this illness, please come and join us. We can talk about treatments, doctors, insurance, and whatever people want to discuss. Our group provides a comfortable place to talk. Discussions can be informative for the newly diagnosed as well as those who have been dealing with spasmodic dysphonia for many years. Those with other voice disorders and family and friends are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by email to let me know that you plan to attend the meeting.

DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
LOCATION: University of Texas, Jesse H. Jones Communication Center Building A (CMA) , Communication Sciences &Disorders Conference Room (4.126), 2504 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX

TOPIC: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Vocal Tremor
GUEST SPEAKER: Rosemary A. Lester-Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin and the Director of the UT Voice Lab

Dr. Lester-Smith’s presentation will summarize clinical and research work on the diagnosis and treatment of neurogenic voice disorders including vocal tremor. As many as 50% of individuals with spasmodic dysphonia and 62% of individuals with essential tremor have vocal tremor. She will also answer questions and give us a tour of the UT Voice Lab. We’ll also have time for informal discussion of the group.

Since the Communication Center is usually locked on Saturdays, Dr. Lester-Smith will meet us at the door to the Lobby (2504 Whitis Ave) and guide us to the conference room. The lobby entrance is on the south side of the building on the second floor. The street map location and a picture of the entrance is here:
You will need to go up the stairs or the ramp near Dean Keeton St. and Whitis Ave. to get up to this second floor lobby entrance.

There is street parking on Whitis Ave. just south of Dean Keeton St., which is right next to the building. It costs $1/hour for up to 5 hours. There is also a garage parking about a 5 minute walk away at the San Antonio Parking Garage, 2420 San Antonio Street.
Here is information about parking rates:
1-2 hrs – $6, 3-4 hrs – $9

To make this easier — If anyone would like to park at my house in Central Austin and ride with me or just follow my car, please email me to set that up.

Rose Farmer
Austin SD Support Group
Phone: 512-474-7671


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