This book levels the field among professional groups to achieve multi-disciplinary voice care. The new edition expands to a more comprehensive and broader perspective. It includes issues of both voice training and the prevention of voice problems as well as state-of-the-art knowledge on developmental and aging issues and general normative data in reference to speech and professional voice use. The audience will also find comprehensive medical and neurological coverage witht he psychological considerations such as the use of the voice as an instrument of self-percept. It is ideal for the voice care team that is seeking to raise its level of care by increasing collaboration among the team professionals, such as speech-language pathologists, otolaryngologists, psychiatrists and singing teachers.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Christy Ludlow, Ph.D. Evaluation of the Voice Disordered Patient. Causes and Classifications of Voice Disorders. Medical Treatment of Voice Disorders. Approaches to Voice Therapy. Psychological Management of the Voice Disordered Patient. Pediatric Voice Disorders: Special Considerations. Issues in Vocal Pedagogy. Anatomy and Physiology of Voice Production.