Some Common Myths About Voice Therapy There are many concepts about voice therapy that are at best, misleading and at worst, incorrect. Through this review, it is hoped that some of these misconceptions will be resolved. Issues reviewed include developmental factors, iatrogenic voice disorders, breathing habits, optimum pitch, palate training, and etiology based on perceptual cues. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1992
Some Common Myths About Voice Therapy
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mary Pannbacker, PhD
    Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Mary Pannbacker, Department of Communication Disorders, Louisiana State University Medical Center, PO Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932.
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1992
Some Common Myths About Voice Therapy
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 12-19. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.12
History: Received February 22, 1990 , Accepted April 4, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 12-19. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.12
History: Received February 22, 1990; Accepted April 4, 1991

There are many concepts about voice therapy that are at best, misleading and at worst, incorrect. Through this review, it is hoped that some of these misconceptions will be resolved. Issues reviewed include developmental factors, iatrogenic voice disorders, breathing habits, optimum pitch, palate training, and etiology based on perceptual cues.

Acknowledgments
The author thanks Lois Prohaska for typing this manuscript. Thanks also to Kim Wilcox and two unnamed reviewers for their helpful suggestions in the preparation of this paper.
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