december, 2021

2021wed08dec6:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual EventVirtual Support Meeting | Hosted by the NSDA Utah Support Group6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online | Zoom

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Please join the Utah SD Support Group for a virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

FEATURED SPEAKER TOPIC: Tips and strategies for successful participation in conversations and activities during the holiday season by Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F.

The holiday season is upon us! For many, this will be a wonderful time of year with joy-filled interactions with friends, families, and social gatherings. For others, the holiday season represents a stressful time laden with challenging group gatherings, background noise, stressful family interactions or painful memories, among other signature holiday activities that challenge those with voice problems participating in communication-based situations.

For this Utah NSDA support group reunion, Julie would like to hear from participants in advance to learn about anticipated situations she can focus on offering strategies to optimize successful management of communication challenges. She will prepare tips and strategies to share and also facilitate an interactive activity with participants to draw upon the wisdom and experience of others in addition to a demonstration of selected strategies.

Biography: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F is a Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center, Director of the Voice, Airway, and Swallowing Translational (VAST) Research Lab, and Adjunct Faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Utah. She has 30 years of clinical and research experience with neurological voice disorders including unilateral vocal fold paralysis, spasmodic dysphonia, and vocal tremor. She also developed a speech treatment program to teach improved speaking strategies to those with vocal tremor.

Utah Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Leader
Parlene Skiby |

WHEN | Wednesday, December 8, 2021
TIME | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation by email containing a link to join the Zoom meeting at its scheduled time.



(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Online | Zoom


Parlene Skiby |

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