Voice and Laryngeal Disorders

1st Edition

A Problem-Based Clinical Guide with Voice Samples


  • Sally Gallena
  • Key Features

    • Five sections cover Case Studies, Evaluation, Treatment, Learning Opportunities and Unsolved Case Studies to build clinician knowledge and practical skills.
    • Speech disorders across the life span are detailed through overviews, efficacy data to support therapy techniques, case studies and pre- and post-therapy audio samples.
    • Case Studies teach students to analyze and describe disordered voices and engage in diagnostic and treatment plan processes.
    • Accompanying CD contains 30 audio samples of voice disorders, solutions to Labs and Unsolved Case Studies, electronic copies of evaluation forms and other resources to be used in the clinical setting.
    • Clinical forms and templates are included for use in assessing and treating various speech disorders.
    • Pediatric and adult "unsolved" case studies require students to solve problems, develop treatment plans, and refine clinical writing skills via written summaries, recommendations and goals.
    • Unsolved Case Studies encourage critical thinking, problem solving, assessment and clinical documentation skills essential for clinical practice.
    • Addresses clinical competencies in voice, resonance, and alaryngeal speech as specified by ASHA Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) Summary Form for certification.
    • Speech-Language Pathology PRAXIS exam topics are addressed to prepare students for the exam.

    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 D


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    About the author

    Sally Gallena

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Externship Director, Clinical Supervisor, Instructor, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, USA