Functional Aphonia in the Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Management Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1983
Functional Aphonia in the Child and Adolescent
 
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  • Sharon L. Murray, Mary E. Carr, and Virginia Jacobs are affiliated with the Children's Hospital National Medical Center and with the Department of Child Health and Development, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Requests for reprints should be directed to Sharon L. Murray, Children's Hearing and Speech Center, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010.
    Sharon L. Murray, Mary E. Carr, and Virginia Jacobs are affiliated with the Children's Hospital National Medical Center and with the Department of Child Health and Development, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Requests for reprints should be directed to Sharon L. Murray, Children's Hearing and Speech Center, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010.×
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   October 01, 1983
Functional Aphonia in the Child and Adolescent
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1983, Vol. 14, 260-265. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1404.260
History: Received July 20, 1981 , Accepted July 15, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1983, Vol. 14, 260-265. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1404.260
History: Received July 20, 1981; Accepted July 15, 1982

Five cases of adolescents with functional aphonia are presented. The cases include four teenaged girls and one teenaged boy. Each was referred with the presenting symptom of "no voice." Indirect laryngoscopic examinations were normal. Therapeutic management is described which followed the symptomatic voice therapy approach. Four cases returned to use of full voice within two sessions, the fifth after five sessions. A consistent theme for four of the adolescents was stressful family environment, academic failure, and inadequate peer support. Referral for psychotherapeutic counseling was necessary for all but one.

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