A Collaborative Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Child Voice Disorders Over the course of nearly 3 decades of treating children with hyperfunctional voice disorders at the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, we have developed a behavior management program incorporating laryngeal awareness, facilitation techniques, visual and biofeedback, and family counseling. For the past few years, another ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2002
A Collaborative Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Child Voice Disorders
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  • Shelley Von Berg
    University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic
  • Stephen C. McFarlane
    University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2002
A Collaborative Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Child Voice Disorders
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2002, Vol. 12, 19-21. doi:10.1044/vvd12.1.19
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2002, Vol. 12, 19-21. doi:10.1044/vvd12.1.19
Over the course of nearly 3 decades of treating children with hyperfunctional voice disorders at the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, we have developed a behavior management program incorporating laryngeal awareness, facilitation techniques, visual and biofeedback, and family counseling. For the past few years, another component has been added that extends the program to the child’s school or day care environment. Although the program has not been tested experimentally, clinical experience and parent and teacher reports suggest that the program has a high success rate in reducing or eliminating hyperfunctional voice disorders and their associated changes, such as polyps and nodules. .
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