SIG 3 Perspectives Vol. 24, No. 2, July 2014
This issue of Perspectives includes the latest updates on the treatment of severe muscle tension dysphonia; behavioral management of paradoxical vocal fold motion; the use of semi-occluded vocal tract exercises in voice therapy; a comparison of commercially available devices for ambulatory monitoring of voice; the establishment of healthy chest register in young singers; the use of singing as a therapeutic modality within the context of voice therapy; and the protocol for an intensive voice therapy program instituted in Brazil. This issue is part of a two-part series focusing specifically on effective treatment and monitoring practices across a wide range of voice disorders.
You will be able to:
- identify strategies to unload hyperfunction in muscle tension disorders
- describe common approaches to evaluation and management of paradoxical vocal fold motion
- explain several types of semi-occluded vocal tract exercises that can be implemented during voice therapy
- discuss the clinically salient differences among commercially available voice ambulatory monitors
- list methods for establishing healthy chest register singing training for children
- describe the role of singing voice exercises within the context of a direct voice therapy program
- identify which clinical cases might benefit from an intensive voice training program
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