The Source for Voice Disorders – Adolescent & Adult provides the new or experienced clinician with evaluative tools, treatment ideas, and therapy tasks to help clients improve in voice therapy.
The book begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of voice production. The chapter on voice evaluation includes terminology, rating scales, instrumental and non-instrumental assessments, and report writing. Other chapters include an overview of 23 voice disorders with their etiology, presentation, and treatment/therapy suggestions specifically for the therapist.
- Correctly interpret and integrate the components of a voice evaluation.
- Understand various vocal pathologies and their implications for voice treatment.
- Design treatment sessions that target a variety of vocal behaviors.
The Source for Voice Disorders – Adolescent & Adult includes the following topics:
- 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-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Neurological Conditions Affecting the Voice – pseudobulbar palsy, myasthenia gravis, essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's Chorea, and more
Chapters also include various treatment approaches, specific exercises, and therapy activities addressing:
- Vocal hygiene
- Voice therapy theories and approaches (e.g., resonant voice therapy, laryngeal massage)
- Therapy exercises/tasks
- Physical exercises
The Source for Voice Disorders – Adolescent & Adult
- 174 pages, 8" x 11"
- Voice, respiration, and resonance exercise sheets
- Evaluation tools
- Voice handicap index
- Example treatment plans
- Sample protocols
- Consent forms
- Patient questionnaire
- Educational handouts