Additional Resources

American Speech Language and Hearing Association

If you’d like to know what “CCC-SLP” means, visit the ASHA site. Cara Bryan holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

The standards for certification for speech-language pathology are established by speech-language pathologists who are members of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification in Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC). Certificate holders are expected to uphold these standards and abide by ASHA’s Code of Ethics.

Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

FLASHA is a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists works closely with both CE Broker and the State of Florida to ensure quality delivery of educational programs and timely and accurate reporting of attendance.

The Voice Foundation

This site provides detailed information on voice conditions and disorders. Each condition is described in detail to help you understand the condition and converse with your doctor.

The National Center for Voice and Speech

The NCVS is a multi-site research and teaching organization dedicated to studying the characteristics, limitations and enhancements of human voice and speech. NCVS offers conferences and workshops throughout the year for speech-language pathologists. Cara Bryan is a NCVS trained vocologist.

National Parkinson Foundation

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder. There is currently no cure, but there are many treatment options to manage symptoms.  South Tampa Voice Therapy recently published a newsletter explaining how we assist Parkinson’s patients with some of the speech issues they may be experiencing.

National Jewish Health

This site discusses Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) and Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO). These two conditions are frequently misdiagnosed as asthma, and they can cause profound changes in quality of life.  South Tampa Voice Therapy frequently receives requests from allergists and ENT physicians to assess a patient and assist in differentiating between asthma and VCD. When a patient is diagnosed with “exercise-induced asthma,” it is sometimes necessary to consider the possibility of VCD.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Because voice is a gender cue, members of the transgender community frequently undertake non-surgical voice therapy as a part of gender transition.

South Tampa Voice Therapy serves the transgender community, helping individuals align voice with their identity. This process increases the recognition of a whole person whose voice matches their gender. With that recognition comes greater quality of life.