Vocal Health for a Career in the Classroom


Virtual, lecture/demo, handout of slides available


Tools of the Trade: equipment you need to do your job. Can you list 5 tools you need to be an effective, successful teacher.


Did you include your voice? Did you learn how to use your voice as part of your teacher education program? Do you know how your voice works or know the best ways to keep your voice healthy? Do you know if/when your primary tool of the trade is broken? In this session, you will learn how to keep your voice healthy, in good working order, and how to identify voice changes and seek help for voice recovery.


Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Please have a standard drinking straw (made of any material) and a glass of water just under half full.


10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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  • Surrey Voice Clinic
    Sherri K Zelazny, MA RSLP CCC-SLP


    Sherri is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with 34 years of experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, Ithaca NY and her graduate degree from New York University, New York, NY.


    Sherri began her career as a general speech pathologist in Laconia, NH where she worked for 15 years. She went on to pursue advanced clinical expertise in voice and laryngeal airway management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics. While at the University of Wisconsin, Sherri worked as a member of a dynamic team of Speech-Language Pathologists and Laryngologists. She moved with her family to BC in late 2011. The Surrey Voice Clinic was established in 2013. Sherri has presented nationally on a variety of voice and laryngeal airway topics.


    Her areas of special interest include voice evaluation and treatment, occupational voice care, exercise induced laryngeal obstruction, voice therapy for Parkinson Disease, Gender Affirming Voice Training, and community education. Sherri holds the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals BC Advanced Competency for Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Voice and Swallowing and is a Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® Certified Clinician.


    Sherri is a member of the Board of Directors of Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) and Past President of Speech and Hearing BC.