Intensive Short-Term Voice Therapy: The Brazilian Experience Patel and colleagues (2011)  previously described concepts, theories, and practical foundations of a novel treatment approach called intensive short-term voice therapy (IVT) for dysphonia. IVT is based on many disciplines such as neurobiology, exercise physiology, motor learning, and psychotherapy. According to Stathopoulos and Duchan (2006) , learning and behavior changes occur ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2014
Intensive Short-Term Voice Therapy: The Brazilian Experience
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mara Behlau
    Centro de Estudos da Voz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Glaucya Madazio
    Centro de Estudos da Voz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Claudia Pacheco
    Centro de Estudos da Voz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Ingrid Gielow
    Centro de Estudos da Voz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Disclosure: Financial: Mara Behlau, Glaucya Madazio, Claudia Pacheco, and Ingrid Gielow have no financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosure: Financial: Mara Behlau, Glaucya Madazio, Claudia Pacheco, and Ingrid Gielow have no financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Mara Behlau, Glaucya Madazio, Claudia Pacheco, and Ingrid Gielow have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Mara Behlau, Glaucya Madazio, Claudia Pacheco, and Ingrid Gielow have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   July 01, 2014
Intensive Short-Term Voice Therapy: The Brazilian Experience
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2014, Vol. 24, 98-103. doi:10.1044/vvd24.2.98
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2014, Vol. 24, 98-103. doi:10.1044/vvd24.2.98

Patel and colleagues (2011)  previously described concepts, theories, and practical foundations of a novel treatment approach called intensive short-term voice therapy (IVT) for dysphonia. IVT is based on many disciplines such as neurobiology, exercise physiology, motor learning, and psychotherapy. According to Stathopoulos and Duchan (2006) , learning and behavior changes occur primarily from practice that involves high-intensity overload (contraction type), variability of tasks, and specificity of training. This approach may be applicable to the areas of voice, articulation, and swallowing.

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