Source® for Voice Disorders

The Source® for Voice Disorders

The book  begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of voice production.  The chapter on voice evaluation includes terminology, rating scales, instrumental and noninstrumental assessment, and report writing.  An overview of 23 voice disorders is given with their etiology, presentation, and treatment/therapy suggestions.  Topics include:

  • Functional Voice Disorders: functional aphonia, paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) and more
  • Neurological Voice Disorders: vocal fold paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia (SD)
  • Organic Voice Pathologies: polyps and nodules, granuloma, reflux laryngitis, sulcus vocalis, papilloma, and cancer
  • Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Neurological Conditions Affecting the Voice: pseudobulbar palsy, myasthenia gravis, essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's Chorea, and more

Various treatment approaches are reviewed and specific exercises and therapy activities are given for:  

  • vocal hygiene
  • voice therapy theories and approaches (e.g., resonant voice therapy, laryngeal massage)
  • therapy exercises/tasks
    - physical exercises
    - respiration/airflow
    - phonation
    - resonance

Copy the activity pages or print them out from the FREE CD.  Extra helps include:

  • voice, respiration, and resonance exercise sheets
  • evaluation tools
  • voice handicap index
  • example treatment plans
  • sample protocols
  • consent forms
  • patient questionnaire
  • educational handouts

Copyright © 2004

174-page book plus a CD of reproducible pages, educational handouts, evaluation tools, therapy activities