Virtual | New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group

2020tue11aug7:00 pmVirtual | New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group

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You are invited to a virtual session of the New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group.

We are also excited to welcome our Guest Speaker, Christie DeLuca, MS, CCC-SLP.Christie is a speech language pathologist and clinical voice specialist working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Voice Program.

Many people are currently experiencing increased voice demands right now with the current COVID-19 pandemic, including projecting through masks, speaking to others at a distance, voicing through a face shield or talking through virtual means. These can all add an increased level of challenge to anyone without a voice disorder, but particularly to those with spasmodic dysphonia or related voice disorders.

So what can we do? We don’t have to struggle! There are ways to make voicing easier in these situations, including proper vocal hygiene; use of healthy projection and efficient voicing strategies; and external aids like voice amplifiers. We’ll discuss and try some voice therapy techniques to address and decrease difficulty projecting or being heard; vocal strain or tension; throat discomfort when speaking; severity of breaks when speaking; and impaired clarity of speech. I will discuss, demonstrate and lead you through trying helpful “tricks” and tips for speaking on the phone, speaking in virtual meetings, and projecting your voice without effort through potential barriers or when at a distance.

Joining is easy!
Register HERE
You’ll receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting at its scheduled time.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

7:00 PM EST

Sign-in a few minutes prior to the meeting to make sure video and audio is working properly

This virtual session will be hosted utilizing Zoom, an online meeting platform. You can participate via video or audio. This meeting is password protected to ensure your privacy.

Come join us! 

For more information please contact:

New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Leader
Adrienne Simons |


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm ET


Online | Zoom


Adrienne Simons | 917-951-8342

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