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June 2021 Webinar

Hands Free Speech: Expectations, Challenges, and Expanding Access

Webinar includes a LIVE DEMONSTRATION

Web Course Description

Hands Free Speech in TEP Users: Simple in theory, but currently not so easy in practice. What if understanding the mechanism behind it gave us some practical steps to achieve that elusive goal and who might be able to achieve it? This one hour live, interactive webinar will discuss hands free speech in depth, how to troubleshoot, and how to provide more patients with opportunities for hands free speech. What if we changed the way we thought about hands free speech entirely?

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Register now for the following dates:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

12 CST (1 EST, 10 PST)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

12 EST (11 CST, 9 PST)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

12 PST (3 EST, 2 CST)


PM - 12:03 PM

Introduction and webinar overview

12:03 PM - 12:15 PM

Basic needs and general mechanism
of hands free speech

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Hands free speech breakdown and

PM - 12:45 PM

Simplifying hands free speech

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Questions and wrap-up

Participants will describe the mechanism of hands free speech.Participants will identify three challenges associated with hands free speech.Participants will describe the use of new products, tools, and resources to increase access to hands free speech.


Jennifer Starkweather, MS CCC-SLP has over ten years of experience working in the hospital and outpatient settings with patients with voice disorders, head and neck cancer, and laryngectomy patients. She has served in multiple positions within healthcare, sharing her extensive knowledge and experience on evaluation, treatment, and care throughout survivorship. Jenn is a nationally known speaker and educator within the speech pathology and laryngectomy community. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Communication in Sciences and Disorders with an interest in Gerontology and Spanish. She received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University and completed her fellowship at the Nashville VA Medical Center. Jenn was in practice for several years at the Vanderbilt Voice Center, where she was responsible for the evaluation and treatment of several different voice disorders and head and neck cancer rehabilitation. She is currently the Clinical Specialist for the Southeast region at InHealth Technologies, a division of Freudenberg Medical. Jenn’s clinical interests include comprehensive laryngectomy care, patient-centered outcomes, implementation of clinically applicable research, and improving access to care. She has participated in and co-designed several research initiatives and authored peer-reviewed publications.

Financial Disclosure:
Ms. Starkweather is an employee of InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her work as Clinical Specialist.
Non-financial Disclosure:
Ms. Starkweather has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


Elizabeth Lucarelli, MS CCC-SLP has been the Clinical Specialist with InHealth Technologies for the Midwest since January 2018. Before joining the InHealth team, Elizabeth spent ten years working with various adult medical populations in acute care and outpatient settings. She recently spent several years specializing in assessing and rehabilitating patients with head and neck cancer at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, and received her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Financial Disclosure:
Ms. Lucarelli is an employee of InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her work as Clinical Specialist.
Non-financial Disclosure:
Ms. Lucarelli has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


1. Attendance will be recorded throughout the webinar. All participants must be present for the entire webinar for continuing education credits to be offered.2. If you prefer to watch this webinar with a group of your colleagues, you must sign in with your individually registered email address to receive credit.3. Upon completion of the webinar, you will receive links to Learning Objectives and Feedback forms. These must be completed within 7 days (June 16). ASHA CEU forms will be completed on your behalf.

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