Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of Vocal Disorders The evaluation of clients with voice disorders is a complex and challenging problem because of the vast number of influences affecting normal laryngeal functioning. A careful and complete history often will indicate the underlying problem, and a physical examination will add to this information and confirm the diagnosis. Newer technology, ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 1996
Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of Vocal Disorders
 
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  • Thomas J. Kereiakes
    Private Practice, 2123 Auburn Avenue, #208, Cincinnati, OH 45219
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Voice Disorders
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 1996
Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of Vocal Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1996, Vol. 27, 240-243. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2703.240
History: Received May 23, 1994 , Accepted May 2, 1995
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1996, Vol. 27, 240-243. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2703.240
History: Received May 23, 1994; Accepted May 2, 1995

The evaluation of clients with voice disorders is a complex and challenging problem because of the vast number of influences affecting normal laryngeal functioning. A careful and complete history often will indicate the underlying problem, and a physical examination will add to this information and confirm the diagnosis.

Newer technology, such as video strobolaryngoscopy, has taken knowledge of the larynx and treatment of laryngeal pathology to a new plane. The approach outlined in this article is one approach used to evaluate the client with an impaired voice. This approach is designed to efficiently gain the necessary information to make an accurate diagnosis and to allow an appropriate treatment plan to be designed.

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