Pediatric Voice: A Modern, Collaborative Approach to Care

by Lisa N. Kelchner, Susan Baker Brehm, Barbara Weinrich
Most speech-language pathologists see children as part of their practice. Pediatric Voice: A Modern, Collaborative Approach to Care offers a comprehensive and current review of the care of children with voice disorders. It includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the pediatric laryngeal mechanism, associated neural controls, and phonatory behavior across childhood. A thorough discussion of the etiologic correlates of pediatric voice disorders is provided. The spectrum of evaluation techniques ranging from basic to innovative high tech instrumentation is presented. Evidence-driven treatment approaches for common as well as unique pediatric voice disorders is covered in a practical, case-based format. The central theme throughout this text is the authors’ focus on a truly integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the care of children with voice disorders, yet the needs of the solo or school-based practitioner are addressed as well.

Included with the text is a supplemental DVD with select practice materials in printable patient use format, color images of laryngeal pathologies, and digital audio and video samples for perceptual rating practice with additional case studies.

With contributions from Alessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPH; Wendy LeBorgne, PhD; and Keiko Ishikawa, MM, MA.


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