Voice and Laryngeal Disorders

A Problem-Based Clinical Guide with Voice Samples


  • Sally Gallena, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Externship Director, Clinical Supervisor, Instructor, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, USA

This interactive workbook-style text highlights important concepts in the evaluation and treatment of voice and laryngeal disorders. It features 24 case studies for 11 disorders, plus audio samples to help students and entry-level clinicians become familiar with a broad spectrum of voice disorders, diagnostic report information, and treatment plans. It is an ideal review tool for those seeking certification.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04622-0

Table of Contents

Part I: Case Studies

Reinke’s Edema

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Habit Cough

Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Puberphonia Travis

Vocal Nodules and Cysts

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Transgender Voice: Male to Female

Post Laryngectomy Speech

Resonance Disorders: Oral-Nasal Balance

Part II: Evaluation


ASHA 2004 Preferred Practice Patterns for the
Profession of Speech-Language Pathology

Basic Voice Evaluation Equipment & Materials

Task Modifications & Props for Children

Anterior View of the Laryngeal Cartilages

Endoscopic View of a Normal Larynx

Sample Otolaryngology Report

Adult Case History

Child Case History

Voice Evaluation Form

Stroboscopy Evaluation Rating Form (SERF)

University of Wisconsin Stroboscopy Assessment of

Consensus Auditory - Perceptual Evaluation of Voice:

Voice Tasks (CAPE-V)

Consensus Auditory - Perceptual Evaluation of Voice:

Score Sheet (CAPE-V)

Rainbow Passage

Towne-Heuer Passage

Music Notes to Corresponding Frequencies

A Compilation of Voice Norms for: Phonation
Duration, S/Z Ratio, Speech Rate, Loudness,
and Pitch

Laryngeal Areas Most Sensitive to Muscle Tension

Neck and Extrinsic Laryngeal Muscles Sensitive to

Voice Handicap Index (VHI)

Reflux Symptom Index (RSI)

The Structures and Valves of the Speech Mechanism

Vagus Nerve Diagram

Vocal Cord Paralysis - Vagus Nerve Involvement:
Lesion Location & Effects (3 Scenarios)

Speech and Voice Tasks for Assessing Spasmodic

Sample Otolaryngology Report for Spasmodic

Speech and Voice Tasks for Assessing Nasal

Male-to-Female Communication Assessment

Sample Pulmonology Report: Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Vocal Cord Dysfunction Patient Interview

Sample Pulmonology Report: Habit Cough

Habit Cough Patient Interview

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Types and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Part III: Treatment

Therapy Overview

ASHA 2004 Preferred Practice Patterns for the
Profession of Speech-Language Pathology

Guidelines for Voice Therapy

A Guideline for Formulating Goals for Voice and
Laryngeal Treatment

A Sample Hierarchy for Mask Focus: A Treatment
Technique for Vocal Hyperfunction

Methods for Evaluating Clients’ Performance

Department of Speech-Language Pathology: Voice
Therapy Progress Note

Essential Components for a Well Balanced Voice

The Laryngeal Palpation and Massage

Treatment for Vocal Cord Dysfunction: VCD
Breathing Strategy

Treatment for Habit Cough: A Plan for the SLP
Cough Management Chart

Voice Care Tips

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Information

Sources of Caffeine

Counseling Tips for the SLP

Part IV: Learning Opportunities

Respiration Lab

Voice Analysis Lab

Resonance Lab

Alaryngeal Speech Lab

Part V: “Unsolved” Case Studies

Unsolved Case Study Guided Learning Example:
Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Unsolved Case Studies: Pediatric

Unsolved Case Studies: Adult


Additional Readings

ASHA Code of Ethics


List of Illustrations