Quick Screen for Voice and Supplementary Documents for Identifying Pediatric Voice Disorders Three documents are provided to help the speech-language pathologist (SLP) identify children with voice disorders and educate family members. The first is a quickly administered screening test that covers multiple aspects of voice, respiration, and resonance. It was tested on 3,000 children in kindergarten and first and fifth grades, and ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 2004
Quick Screen for Voice and Supplementary Documents for Identifying Pediatric Voice Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Linda Lee, PhD
    University of Cincinnati, OH
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 202 Goodman Avenue, French East Building G-65, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
    Professor and Graduate Program Director
  • Joseph C. Stemple
    Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH
  • Leslie Glaze
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Lisa N. Kelchner
    University of Cincinnati, OH
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: linda.lee@uc.edu
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Childhood Voice Disorders
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 2004
Quick Screen for Voice and Supplementary Documents for Identifying Pediatric Voice Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2004, Vol. 35, 308-319. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/030
History: Received August 16, 2003 , Accepted September 15, 2003
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2004, Vol. 35, 308-319. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/030
History: Received August 16, 2003; Accepted September 15, 2003

Three documents are provided to help the speech-language pathologist (SLP) identify children with voice disorders and educate family members. The first is a quickly administered screening test that covers multiple aspects of voice, respiration, and resonance. It was tested on 3,000 children in kindergarten and first and fifth grades, and on 47 preschoolers. The second document is a checklist of functional indicators of voice disorders that could be given to parents, teachers, or other caregivers to increase their attention to potential causes of voice problems and to provide the SLP with information pertinent to identification. The final document is a brochure with basic information about voice disorders and the need for medical examination. It may be used to help the SLP educate parents, particularly about the need for laryngeal examination for children who have been identified as having a voice problem.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The authors would like to thank Chase Striby, MA, for coordinating administration of the Quick Screen for Voice for the preschool children and Ann Glaser, MS, for her input from the statewide elementary school screening.
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