AOTOS Zoom Event: From Singer to Voice Therapist

AOTOS Zoom Event: From Singer to Voice Therapist

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Live presentation with Laura Thomas

AOTOS members only

From Singer to Voice Therapist: my journey to becoming a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Laura shares her personal experience of making a career change from singer and teacher to voice rehabilitation, and gives an insight to a day in the life of a voice therapist. This talk will be aimed at those interested in finding out more about voice therapy and the role of the Speech Therapist in a multidisciplinary voice clinic.

Laura Thomas trained in singing at the Royal College of Music and Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. She went on to perform in shows such as A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory; The Garrick Theatre) and Lend Me a Tenor (Plymouth Theatre Royal) before life took a turn, and she retrained as a Speech and Language Therapist at City, University of London. Since qualifying as an SLT in 2017, Laura has worked in stroke rehabilitation and community SLT services supporting patients with neuro degenerative conditions such as MND, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia.

In 2021 she became a voice specialist SLT, joining the multidisciplinary voice team at University Hospital Lewisham. Laura has taught singing since 2003 and has recently joined Cohort23 on the Vocal Process Teacher Accreditation Programme.

She is also a qualified Yoga teacher.

A recording of this event will be available to AOTOS member in the resources area of the website shortly afterwards.

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