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Voice

Voice therapy is an approach used by speech-language pathologists to help patients find relief from symptoms and achieve the best possible voice.

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Voice disorders - Voice disorders are medical conditions involving abnormal pitch, loudness or quality of the sound produced by the larynx and thereby affecting speech production.

Reference links

  • Bilingual Service Delivery Author: ASHA - Information and resources regarding bilingual service delivery by SLPs (from ASHA)
  • The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists In Voice Therapy Author: SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org - The inability to use our voices effectively has the potential to have a major impact on personal relationships, careers, and the overall quality of our lives. Although many think that voice therapy is reserved for singers, actors, and broadcasters, in reality, virtually everyone can benefit from voice therapy to heal, manage, or prevent voice disorders at some point. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) specializing in voice therapy are involved in the diagnosis, assessment, planning, and treatment of individuals with voice disorders. These healthcare providers are trained to evaluate voice use and vocal function to determine the causes of voice loss and the best treatments for improving and maintaining voice production. To fully understand the role of SLPs in voice therapy, it’s important to first understand what voice disorders are, how they develop, and their underlying causes.
  • Voice Therapy Author: DukeHealth - Anyone can develop a voice problem at any stage of life. People who use their voices professionally -- such as teachers, coaches, clergy members, performers, and telemarketers -- may be more likely to have voice problems. Voice therapy can improve your voice’s health, function, quality, and stamina. That's why it's often described as "physical therapy for your voice." You may be referred for voice therapy after a joint voice evaluation by a laryngologist -- an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor with advanced training in voice disorders -- and a voice-specialized speech pathologist.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Evaluation Resources Author: Bilinguistics - Dozens of speech, language, fluency, and other evaluation resources for bilingual evaluations