New Frontiers and Emerging Technologies in Comprehensive Voice Care The nature of voice therapy has progressed since the 1930s when treatment for voice disorders was chiefly in the medical domain. The role of the speech-language-pathologist (SLP) in the treatment of voice disorders has evolved steadily over the years with advances in diagnosis and the growing base of evidence in ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2012
New Frontiers and Emerging Technologies in Comprehensive Voice Care
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  • Vrushali Angadi
    Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Joseph Stemple
    Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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Article   |   July 01, 2012
New Frontiers and Emerging Technologies in Comprehensive Voice Care
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2012, Vol. 22, 72-79. doi:10.1044/vvd22.2.72
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2012, Vol. 22, 72-79. doi:10.1044/vvd22.2.72

The nature of voice therapy has progressed since the 1930s when treatment for voice disorders was chiefly in the medical domain. The role of the speech-language-pathologist (SLP) in the treatment of voice disorders has evolved steadily over the years with advances in diagnosis and the growing base of evidence in the literature with respect to treatment. The speech-language pathologist is now an important part of the treatment team that includes the otolaryngologist, singing teacher, vocal coach, and other allied health professionals. This team approach has improved patient care with a greater focus on the individual that goes beyond the disorder. In this article, we will provide a brief history of the evolution of voice therapy that encompasses the past and present, as well as providing directions for the future.

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