Maia Braden, M.S., CCC-SLP
Position title: Clinical Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
CS&D 706: Evaluation and Treatment of Voice Disorders
CS&D 790: Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Background and Expertise
Maia has worked in several settings, specializing in voice and resonance. After graduating from UW Madison in 2006, she completed her clinical fellowship at the Emory Voice Center. She went on to work with professional and avocational voice users at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation. She returned to Madison in 2009 and worked in the Voice and Swallow Clinic at American Family Children’s Hospital for twelve years before joining the department in 2021. Maia has worked in multi-disciplinary clinics at UW Health specializing in voice, swallowing, and cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. She is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, and has supervised many students and clinical fellows in clinic.
Member American Speech Language and Hearing Association
Member Wisconsin Speech Language and Hearing Association
Member American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
ASHA Special Interest Group 03 Voice and Upper Airway Disorders Coordinating Committee Member at Large
Braden, MN, Larsen, LL Pediatric Acoustic and Aerodynamic Voice Assessment. A seminar presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association National Convention, Orlando, 2019.
Braden, MN Feeding and Speech Interventions for Cleft Lip and Palate. A seminar presented at the ASHA Online Birth to Three Conference, 2019
Braden, MN Voice in the Classroom. A seminar presented at the ASHA Schools Connect Conference. Chicago, IL July, 2019
Panel: Complex Pediatric Voice Disorders: Looking Beyond Vocal Fold Nodules. An invited panel presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA (November 2018).
Panel Discussion. Pediatric Voice: Considerations for Evaluation and Treatment. Care of the Professional Voice, 46th Annual Symposium. (June 2018)
Braden, MN Sin City Voice and Swallow Conference Pre-conference: Invited lectures on pediatric voice. (February, 2018)
Braden, MN, Verdolini-Abbott, K. American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Special Interest Group 3 Invited Lecture: Updates in Pediatric Voice Therapy (November, 2017)
Braden, MN, Olson-Greb, B. Feeding and swallowing in infants with cleft lip and palate: The evidence and practice. A seminar presented at the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs CO, (March, 2017)
Panel Discussion. Pediatric Voice: Considerations for Evaluation and Treatment. Care of the Professional Voice, 42nd Annual Symposium. (June 2013)
Doll, E. J., Braden, M. N., & Thibeault, S. L. (2021). COVID-19 and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Practice of Voice and Upper Airway Disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(1), 63-74.
Braden, M.N., & Thibeault, S.L. (2020). Outcomes of voice therapy in children with benign vocal fold lesions. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 136, 110121. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110121
McMurray, J. S., Hoffman, M. R., & Braden, M. N. (Eds.). (2019). Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders. Springer Nature.
Braden, M.N., van Leer, E., McConville, K. Blakeslee, S.D.M. (2018). Parent, Patient and Speech-Language Pathologist Perception of Voice Therapy Through Interviews. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. 1-20. doi:10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0226
Braden, M.N., Verdolini Abbott, K.(2018). Advances in Pediatric Voice Therapy. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.
Braden, M. N. & van Leer, E. (2017). Effect of MP4 Therapy Videos on Adherence to Voice Therapy Home Practice in Children With Dysphonia. J Voice, 31(1), 114.e117-114.e123.
Hartley, N. A., Braden, M., & Thibeault, S. L. (2017). Practice Patterns of Speech-Language Pathologists in Pediatric Vocal Health. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 26(2), 281-300. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0057
Braden, M. N., Johns, M. M., 3rd, Klein, A. M., Delgaudio, J. M., Gilman, M., & Hapner, E. R. (2010). Assessing the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections for adductor spasmodic dysphonia: clinician and patient perception. J Voice, 24(2), 242-249.
Braden, M. N., & Hapner, E. R. (2008). Listening: the key to diagnosing spasmodic dysphonia. ORL Head Neck Nurs, 26(1), 8-12.