The best-selling voice text that contains the most complete voice treatment material in the field has a new look and a new sound. While The Voice and Voice Therapy, Sixth Edition, text boasts the most up-to-date facilitation techniques and the best tested clinical stimulation approaches available today, the accompanying audio CD illustrates voice problems in children and adults, as well as methods of relevant therapy, enabling students to hear what they are reading about. This edition divides voice disorders into three causal areas (functional, organic, and neurogenic) with a separate chapter devoted to each area. Evaluation procedures are then presented with some emphasis given to particular evaluation strategies for identified causal areas. Disorders not often addressed including sulcus vocalis, muscle tension dysphonia, and paradoxial vocal fold dysfunction are also covered in this text. This text presents facilitating approaches in table form, detailing when a particular approach is useful, listing the sequence of therapy steps for that approach, and illustrating the outcome using the approach with a particular patient. These therapy approaches are also illustrated on the audio CD, making the therapy process come alive.
All chapters conclude with “Summary.”
1. The Voice and Voice Therapy.
The Biological Function of the Larynx.
The Emotional Function of the Larynx.
The Linguistic Function of the Voice.
Voice Disorders in the Normal Population.
Kinds of Voice Disorders.
Management and Therapy for Voice Disorders.
2. The Normal Voice.
Normal Aspects of Voice.
Normal Processes of Voice Production.
3. Voice Disorders.
Functional versus Organic Dilemma.
Voice Disorders Related to Faulty Usage: Functional Etiology.
Voice Disorders Related to Neurological Factors: Neurologic Etiology.
Voice Disorders Related to Organic Changes of Vocal Mechanisms: Organic Etiology.
4. Neurogenic Voice Disorders.
A Working View of the Nervous System.
Neurogenic Problems of Vocal Fold Adduction.
Voice Problems in Neurological Diseases.
5. Voice Evaluation.
The Voice Evaluation and Medical Information.
The Voice Evaluation.
6. Voice Therapy.
Voice Management and Therapy for Young Children.
Voice Therapy for Adolescents and Adults.
Voice Therapy Facilitating Approaches.
7. Management and Therapy for Special Problems.
Management-Voice Therapy for Particular Populations.
Management-Voice Therapy for Faulty Voice Usage.
Management-Voice Therapy for Respiratory-Based Voice Problems.
Management-Voice Therapy for Vocal Fold Lesions.
8. Voice Therapy Following Treatment for Laryngeal Cancer.
Modes of Cancer Treatment.
9. Therapy for Resonance Disorders.
Nasal Resonance Problems.
Therapy for Oral-Pharyngeal Resonance Problems.