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ERIC Number: ED078619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Voice Disorders in School Children: Clinical Management.
Garbee, Frederick E., Ed.
Five papers presented at two inservice institutes for school speech and language pathologists delineated identification, remediation, and management of voice disorders in school children. Keynote remarks emphasized the intimate relationship between children's voices and their affective behavior and psychological needs, and thus, the importance of not separating a voice from its owner. As an example of a research aid derived for clinical diagnostic evaluation of voice disorders, the feature analyzer was described, which records cycle-by-cycle frequency and intensity changes in the speech wave. Dysphonia, resulting from vocal hyperfunction (yelling, shouting and speaking at an inappropriate pitch) was examined with respect to school voice screening programs, and therapy for children and adults. Questions were posed and answered relating to what a laryngeal physiology and pathology, assessments (medical, vocal, environmental), therapies, and management. Discussed as aspects of identification and management of voice disorders were the pattern of a normal voice, disorders caused by respiratory-phonatory imbalances, dysphonia, and such physiological problems as velo-pharyngeal incompetence caused by a palatal flaw. Interdisciplinary cooperation, clinician training, identification, management, and incidence of voice disorders in school children were incorporated in the discussion of the Jewish Hospital Voice Profile. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Note: Special Study Institutes sponsored by the California State Department of Education (April 26-28 and May 8-10, 1972, San Francisco and Los Angeles)