In-Person Meeting | Hosted by the Austin Dysphonia Support Group

2024sat13jan10:30 amsat12:30 pmIn-Person Meeting | Hosted by the Austin Dysphonia Support Group

Event Details

Please join us for a virtual meeting on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT.


We are pleased to have the following speakers for our meeting. Dr. Lester-Smith, from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas in Austin, will discuss behavioral therapies for tremor and dystonia affecting voice. She recently published a systematic review on this topic. We are also pleased to have her PhD student Nayanika Ghosh who recently published a voice therapy study concerning speakers that have essential tremor. They have offered to also give us a tour of the Voice Lab.

If you have questions about Spasmodic Dysphonia or other voice disorders, please come and join us. We can talk about treatments, doctors, insurance, and whatever people want to discuss. Our support 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 or other voice disorders for many years. Family, friends, and others with an interest are welcome to attend.

University of Texas at Austin,
Conference Room,
Speech and Hearing Clinic,
Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders building,
Jesse H. Jones Building A (CMA),
Room 4.126

2504A Whitis Ave.
Austin, TX 78712

Here is a map of the Moody College complex of buildings including CMA where we will meet:

Parking Information

There are a few free parking passes available in the clinic garage for support group members for that day. The clinic garage is located on the ground floor of the CMA building, which is accessible from eastbound Dean Keeton Street. There are only 7 clinic parking spots, and we cannot hold them. So if the spots fill up, the back-up parking option would be the San Antonio Garage about a 5 minute walk away. Click here for garage parking details .

In 2022, the Dysphonia International (historically named the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association) standardized the names of all the support groups around the country and our group is now called the Austin Dysphonia Support Group. We try to meet about twice a year to provide a support group for area people with Spasmodic Dysphonia and other related voice disorders.

Hosted by Austin Support Group Leader Rose Farmer.

Contact Rose at


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm