Treatment of Voice Disorders in Children Children with voice disorders do respond to treatment, with vocal hyperfunction being the predominant disorder on the caseload of the pediatric voice clinician. This article reviews the literature in describing what is known about these children and typical disorders, prevention of voice disorders, the need for treatment, the referral patterns ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 2004
Treatment of Voice Disorders in Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Celia R. Hooper
    University of NC at Greensboro, Communication Sciences and Disorders, 300 Ferguson Building, Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 275402-6107
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: chooper@uncg.edu
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Clinical Forum: Childhood Voice Disorders
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 2004
Treatment of Voice Disorders in Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2004, Vol. 35, 320-326. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/031)
History: Received July 13, 2004 , Accepted August 2, 2004
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2004, Vol. 35, 320-326. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/031)
History: Received July 13, 2004; Accepted August 2, 2004
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Children with voice disorders do respond to treatment, with vocal hyperfunction being the predominant disorder on the caseload of the pediatric voice clinician. This article reviews the literature in describing what is known about these children and typical disorders, prevention of voice disorders, the need for treatment, the referral patterns of teachers and others, and typical management programs and their settings. Good online resources are offered and brief highlights about voice therapy with children are reviewed.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The author would like to acknowledge the work of Mary Kristen Clark, graduate research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who completed her master’s thesis, School Speech-Language Pathology Coverage of Voice Services: Sample NC Counties, May 2003, and the work of Adrienne Sherrill, graduate research assistant at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, both of whom added to the information in this manuscript. This project was supported by an intramural grant from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Office of Research, 2004.
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