Voice Disorders

Adolescent & Adult

Sandra Kasper Schwartz
  • Pages 174
  • Product Code 31738 ( MR #065709 )

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This resource provides the experienced or new clinician with evaluative tools, treatment ideas, and therapy tasks to help clients improve in voice therapy.

The Source for Voice Disorders Adolescent & Adult begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of voice production. The chapter on voice evaluation includes terminology, rating scales, instrumental and noninstrumental assessment, and report writing. An overview of 23 voice disorders is given with their etiology, presentation, and treatment/therapy suggestions.
Topics include:
  • Functional Voice Disorders: functional aphonia, paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) and more
  • Neurological Voice Disorders: vocal fold paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia (SD)
  • Organic Voice Pathologies: polyps and nodules, granuloma, reflux laryngitis, sulcus vocalis, papilloma, and cancer
  • Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Neurological Conditions Affecting the Voice: pseudobulbar palsy, myasthenia gravis, essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's Chorea, and more
Various treatment approaches are reviewed and specific exercises and therapy activities are given for:
  • vocal hygiene
  • voice therapy theories and approaches (e.g., resonant voice therapy, laryngeal massage)
  • therapy exercises/tasks
    • physical exercises
    • respiration/airflow
    • phonation
    • resonance
Copy the activity pages or print them out from the CD. Extra helps include:
  • voice, respiration, and resonance exercise sheets
  • evaluation tools
  • voice handicap index
  • example treatment plans
  • sample protocols
  • consent forms
  • patient questionnaire
  • educational handouts

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