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Working with Children's Voice Disorders

( Κωδικός: 0024758 )
Συγγραφέας : Jenny Hunt Alyson Slater
ISBN : 086388279X
Contents: A4, wire-o-bound Publication September 2003


This practical resource book is intended for speech & language therapists and students who have little or no previous experience of working with children with dysphonia.

Drawing on more than 10 years' experience with children's voice disorders, the authors give practical advice on the nature of children's voice problems, ideas for therapy, the aims of intervention and how best to achieve them, as well as an overview of the relevant literature.

Contains ideas for setting up treatment groups, together with case studies and suggestions on how to evaluate therapy and measure outcomes.

Includes ideas for working with groups as well as individuals.

Easily accessible and user-friendly.

Contains photocopiable resources for setting up voice groups, including all essential paperwork.

The overall aim of this book is to enable therapists to work confidently and to gain the necessary skills in order to manage this client group within their generic caseload.

Introduction; Laryngeal and Voice Development in Children; The Origins of Paediatric Dysphonia; Assessment and Evaluation; Principles of Therapy and Management; Developing a Programme of Vocal Hygiene for Children; Relaxation and Posture Modification; Breathing for Voice; Voice Therapy Techniques; The Group Approach to Therapy and Therapy Evaluation; Appendices

Speech & language therapists with limited knowledge of children's voice problems and speech & language therapy students.

About the authors
Jenny Hunt is a specialist speech & language therapist in voice, with additional experience in head and neck cancer, and surgical voice restoration. Alyson Slater is an experienced paediatric speech & language therapist who has worked in community clinics for more than 18 years. In 1991, Jenny and Alyson set up their first children's voice group and since then have written several articles on children's voice.