Perceptual-acoustic speech-voice-language evaluation: Assessing skills and taking speech samples and state-of-the-art computer measurements
Videostroboscopy: Imaging of the larynx and vocal folds with a flexible camera and viewing it on video
Perceptual-acoustic fluency evaluation: Assessing skills and taking speech samples
Swallow evaluation: Assessing skills during eating and drinking
Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES): Imaging of the larynx during eating and drinking
Areas of specialty
Transgender voice and other gender-related voice and communication concerns
Voice disorders, including laryngitis, irritable larynx / paradoxical vocal fold motion, and many other issues
Professional voice, including acting, singing, or high vocal demand in a variety of jobs
Upper airway issues, such as cough, throat clearing, breathing, and snoring
Aging affects on speech, voice, and swallowing
Stuttering, including obtaining and using the SpeechEasy fluency device
Accent modification, including linguistic error analysis in relation to Standard American English
Public speaking and confident speaking
Neurological illnesses that affect speech, voice, language, and swallowing, such as Parkinson's
Transgender voice topics to community, professional, and student groups
Vocal health topics to community and professional groups
Teens, adults, and the elderly (65+)
Individual and group sessions
Individual: Rehabilitative therapy, transgender voice training, and professional training
Group: Transgender voice workshops and classes
Individual sessions when appropriate and when the client is located in the states of New York and New Jersey due to standard telepractice licensure law, with some exceptions
Time and financial commitment
Depending on the exam, the first consultation is 60-90 minutes and therapy/training sessions are 45 minutes.
Therapy/training typically occurs 1x/wk and then less often as you progress. The length of an intervention period varies widely depending on the issue and the individual case.
In addition to attending regular sessions, you typically will be expected to practice exercises daily and be mindful of speaking techniques when interacting with others.
Fees are discussed upon request.
Videostroboscopy and FEES, which are performed and billed at Jordan Stern MD PC, are typically billed in-network, depending on your insurance and insurance plan.
All other sessions are in-network with Medicare and out-of-network with other insurances. If you do not have Medicare, you would be expected to pay out-of-pocket at the time of each session, and receipts and documentation are provided upon request for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.