Diagnostic Examination of Children With Voice Disorders A Low-Cost Solution Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1992
Diagnostic Examination of Children With Voice Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Linda H. Leeper, PhD
    Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
  • Contact author: Linda H. Leeper, PhD, Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
    Contact author: Linda H. Leeper, PhD, Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Research Articles
Research Article   |   October 01, 1992
Diagnostic Examination of Children With Voice Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 353-360. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.353
History: Received January 29, 1992 , Accepted April 15, 1992
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 353-360. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.353
History: Received January 29, 1992; Accepted April 15, 1992

Children with voice disorders in the public schools are frequently cited as an underserved population. One of the reasons for this problem most often mentioned by speech-language pathologists is the difficulty in obtaining laryngeal examinations prior to beginning direct treatment for this population. A series of three, low-cost, half-day voice clinics was created to serve the needs of speech-language pathologists and children with voice disorders in the Las Cruces (New Mexico) Public School District. Results describing the population seen at these clinics are reported, along with a detailed delineation of the logistics involved in clinic operation. The model presented here is proposed for replication in other school districts.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This project was funded by a grant from the Mesilla Valley Sertoma and Las Cruces Sertoma Clubs of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
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