Services

Examinations

  • 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

    Speaking engagements

    • Transgender voice topics to community, professional, and student groups
    • Vocal health topics to community and professional groups

    Age range

    • 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

      Skype available

      • Individual sessions when appropriate and when the client is living and/or located in New York state due to standard telepractice licensure law

      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.