The Use of Singing as a Therapeutic Modality Within the Context of Voice Therapy The use of singing voice exercises as a therapeutic modality within the traditional voice therapy session as a means to facilitate functional improvement will be the focus of this article. The reader will be presented with a brief review of the literature as it pertains to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2014
The Use of Singing as a Therapeutic Modality Within the Context of Voice Therapy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne
    Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH
    ProVoice Center Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati College, Cincinnati, OH
  • Erin Donahue
    Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH
    ProVoice Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Disclosure: Financial: Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne is the coauthor of The Vocal Athlete (2014, Plural Publishing), and The Vocal Athlete Workbook (Plural Publishing). Erin Donahue has no financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosure: Financial: Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne is the coauthor of The Vocal Athlete (2014, Plural Publishing), and The Vocal Athlete Workbook (Plural Publishing). Erin Donahue has no financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne is a member of the Coordinating Committee for Special Interest Group 3. Erin Donahue has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne is a member of the Coordinating Committee for Special Interest Group 3. Erin Donahue has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   July 01, 2014
The Use of Singing as a Therapeutic Modality Within the Context of Voice Therapy
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2014, Vol. 24, 94-97. doi:10.1044/vvd24.2.94
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2014, Vol. 24, 94-97. doi:10.1044/vvd24.2.94

The use of singing voice exercises as a therapeutic modality within the traditional voice therapy session as a means to facilitate functional improvement will be the focus of this article. The reader will be presented with a brief review of the literature as it pertains to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) guidelines and scope of practice. In addition, this article will provide insights for the speech-language pathologist (SLP) with respect to the clinical utility and functionality of singing voice exercises as a means to bridge the gap from vocal injury to restored vocal function. Relevant clinical examples for a variety of patient populations will be highlighted.

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