Barbara S.W. Solomon

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Voice Disorders
  • Administration & Supervision
  • Healthcare Externships


Professor Solomon has extensive clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of voice disordered individuals. Her responsibilities as a member of the clinical faculty include supervision of graduate students in management programs for children and adults with voice problems, coordinating the healthcare externship program, and teaching the Voice Disorders course.

Professor Solomon's interests include the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders throughout the lifespan. She is responsible for establishing practicum experiences with otolaryngology outpatient facilities and for the development of the videotapes entitled Voice Problems in Children and Adults, Using Your Voice to Improve Your Teaching, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies for the Voice Disordered Client, The Prevention of Voice Problems in Children, Prevention of Voice Disorders in Children: An Audience Participation Slide Program, a child's activity book for the prevention of voice disorders, and a slide presentation entitled, Care of the Professional Voice. Professor Solomon has presented numerous times at local, state and national levels on the topic of diagnostic and therapeutic management of voice disordered children and adults, voice outcome tools, as well as the topic of administration and supervision. She currently specializes in working with male to female and female to male transgender voice changes and atheletes with Vocal Cord Dysfunctionproblems. In addition, she collaborates with the Theatre Department in developing prevention, diagnostic, and therapy programs for individuals who are professional actors/speakers.

Professor Solomon holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and professional licensure from the state of Indiana. She is an active member of the Indiana Speech- Language-Hearing Association, the Specialty Interest Division in Administration and Supervision and the Indiana Voice and Dysphagia Network. Her responsibilities have also included representing the State of Indiana as ASHA Legislative Councilor and participating on the program committee for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been awarded the distinction of Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Honors of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Recent Presentations:

Solomon, B. (2016) “Recognition of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Requires Interprofessional Practice: A Look at the Role of the Athletic Trainer” An Overview and Comparison of VCD with other Exercise Related Respiratory Conditions, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Feature Presentation Baltimore, MD

Solomon, B. (2016, April)Management of Swallowing and Voice in Head and Neck Cancer Patients” Clinical Grand Rounds, ISHA Convention, Moderator

Solomon, B. (2015) “Interprofessional Education of Graduate Students in Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Collaborative Continuum”, ASHA Convention

Solomon, B. (2015) “Spasmodic Dysphonia: Voice Treatment Options”, National SD Association, Indianapolis, IN

Solomon, B. (2015) Great Lakes Athletic Training Association, Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, A Team Collaboration Approach for VCD in Athletes, Wheeling, IL

Solomon, B. (2015) “Common Symptoms of Vocal Cord Dysfunction in the Adolescent Athlete”, 25th Annual Lafayette Area Sports Medicine Symposium, West Lafayette, IN

Solomon, B. (2015) Indiana Physical Therapy, Fort Wayne Neurological Rehabilitation, Assessment and Treatment of the Athlete with Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Solomon, B. (2015) Videostroboscopy Workshop, Hendricks Regional Hospital, Indianapolis

Solomon, B. (2015) Videostroboscopy Workshop, Purdue University

Solomon, B. (2014) “The Importance of Effective Supervision”, Webinar, Texas Region 10 Education Service Center (Three hours)

Solomon, B. (2014) “Assessment and Treatment of Voice Patients with Vocal Cord Dysfunction”, Hancock Regional Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Solomon, B. (2014) ISHA Convention, A Team Collaboration Approach to the Effective Assessment and Treatment of the Athlete with VCD

Barbara Solomon
Clinical Professor
Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 2181
Phone: 765-494-3820

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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