Emotional Expression and Voice Dysfunction In this article, the perceptual-motor theory of emotion is summarized and explained in the context of general and vocal emotional expression. A case example from our voice clinic is used to illustrate the usefulness of the theory for speech-language pathologists, and to highlight how collaborative work with a psychiatrist specializing ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2011
Emotional Expression and Voice Dysfunction
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  • Linda Rammage
    British Columbia Provincial Voice Care Resource Program,Department of Surgery and the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, University of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2011
Emotional Expression and Voice Dysfunction
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2011, Vol. 21, 8-16. doi:10.1044/vvd21.1.8
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2011, Vol. 21, 8-16. doi:10.1044/vvd21.1.8

In this article, the perceptual-motor theory of emotion is summarized and explained in the context of general and vocal emotional expression. A case example from our voice clinic is used to illustrate the usefulness of the theory for speech-language pathologists, and to highlight how collaborative work with a psychiatrist specializing in voice disorders enhances treatment outcomes.

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