Heather L Robinson

MA, CCC-SLP

Office Visit - Speech Therapy, Video Visit - Speech Therapy

Welcome to Idaho Face & Voice

  • 30+ years of comprehensive, intuitive and personalized Speech Therapy care

  • Expertise in disorders of voice, breathing, and the upper airway

  • Facial Therapy Specialist

  • Idaho-licensed and ASHA-certified

Extensive experience with the following:

  • Occupational voice use (teachers, singers, sales, call center, attorneys, actors, clergy, etc.)
  • Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO)
  • Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction (ILO) and Laryngospasm, formerly Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Chronic cough
  • Gender affirming voice and communication training
  • Globus Pharyngeus - “lump in throat” sensation
  • Irritable Larynx Syndrome (ILS)
  • Long COVID
  • Peripheral Facial Nerve Injury - Bell’s Palsy, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Acoustic Neuroma Resection, other
  • Pulmonary compromised (Idiopathic dyspnea, CF, COPD/emphysema, RADS/chemical inhalation injury, adult onset asthma)

Specialty Training and Certifications

VOICE

  • Behavioral and Qualitative Analysis of Voice and Resonance
  • Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Therapy
  • Conversation Training Therapy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPRD) Management
  • Gender Affirming Voice Training - OutCare Certified
  • Laryngeal Function Studies - Acoustic and Aerodynamic Assessment of Voice
  • Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy
  • Manual Therapy and Myofascial Release
  • Manual Circumlaryngeal Therapy (circumlaryngeal massage and manual laryngeal reposturing)
  • Phonation Resistance Training Exercise (PhoRTE)
  • Resistive Muscle Strength Training
  • Semi Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises

BREATHING

  • Assessment of Breathing Pattern Disorders
  • Buteyko Breathing Method
  • Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction Biphasic Inspiratory (EILOBI) breathing training
  • Functional Breathing Pattern Training
  • Laryngeal Control Therapy
  • Resistive Muscle Strength Training

UPPER AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

  • Assessment of Breathing and Cough
  • Behavioral Cough Suppression Therapy
  • Esophageal Dysphagia
  • Globus Pharyngeus Behavioral Management
  • Reflux Management
  • Irritable Larynx Syndrome (ILS)

FACIAL RETRAINING

  • Assessment and management of Facial Paralysis and Paresis (weakness)
  • Neuromuscular Retraining for Synkinesis
  • Management of Post Facial Paralysis Smile Dysfunction
  • Assessment and Therapy Management of Facial Palsy in Children
  • Post Operative Considerations in Facial Retraining Therapy
  • Challenging Cases

Heather uses evidence-based practice, a trauma-Informed model of care, and patient-centered therapy for optimal outcomes.

Education and Memberships

  • Speech Language Pathology - University of North Texas (1992)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - South Dakota State University (1990)
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) member
  • ASHA’s Special Interest Group - Voice and Upper Airway Disorders member

Interests

With 25+ years in the performing arts, Heather has a special interest in helping singers attain their highest level of function and performance. She enjoys hiking in the Boise Foothills, gardening, and spending time with family.

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