Professional Voice Corner: A Short Colloquy of How I Approach Pathological and Functional Voice and Speech Disorders Through My Kinesensic Training and Research Voice and speech therapy engages a wide and complex spectrum of pathological and functional disorders. These include such conditions as stuttering, vocal fold nodes, cleft palate, chronic sore throats, hoarseness, temperoman-dibular joint problems, hysterical aphonia, voice training for the congenially deaf, articulatory problems, swallowing disorders, esophageal speech, and the list ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1998
Professional Voice Corner: A Short Colloquy of How I Approach Pathological and Functional Voice and Speech Disorders Through My Kinesensic Training and Research
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  • Arthur Lessac
    Private Practice, Santa Monica, CA
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Article   |   April 01, 1998
Professional Voice Corner: A Short Colloquy of How I Approach Pathological and Functional Voice and Speech Disorders Through My Kinesensic Training and Research
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1998, Vol. 8, 14-16. doi:10.1044/vvd8.1.14-a
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1998, Vol. 8, 14-16. doi:10.1044/vvd8.1.14-a
Voice and speech therapy engages a wide and complex spectrum of pathological and functional disorders. These include such conditions as stuttering, vocal fold nodes, cleft palate, chronic sore throats, hoarseness, temperoman-dibular joint problems, hysterical aphonia, voice training for the congenially deaf, articulatory problems, swallowing disorders, esophageal speech, and the list goes on.
Limitations in space permit only a brief overview of my approach to clinical treatment regimes in voice and speech therapy. Let me begin with a few working criteria that are fundamental to my kinesensic training and its carry over to clinical therapy. (Note: Kinesensics encompasses the dynamics of kinematics, kinetics, kinesthetics, kinesics and esthetics; it relates to learning how to experience these inner harmonic dynamics as organic instructions to the body.) They are:
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