A Practical Discussion of Current Approaches to Providing Voice Therapy to Children With Dysphonia Dysphonia in children has the potential to impact social, educational, and occupational outcomes. Although there is a growing body of literature that documents treatment effectiveness of behavioral voice intervention in children with vocal fold lesions such as vocal fold nodules, establishing efficacy through large randomized controlled trials is difficult in ... Article
Article  |   July 03, 2018
A Practical Discussion of Current Approaches to Providing Voice Therapy to Children With Dysphonia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Susan Baker Brehm
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Barbara Weinrich
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
    Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Lisa Kelchner
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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  • Financial: Susan Baker Brehm has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Barbara Weinrich has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Lisa Kelchner has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Susan Baker Brehm has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Barbara Weinrich has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Lisa Kelchner has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Susan Baker Brehm has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Barbara Weinrich has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Lisa Kelchner has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Susan Baker Brehm has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Barbara Weinrich has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Lisa Kelchner has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   July 03, 2018
A Practical Discussion of Current Approaches to Providing Voice Therapy to Children With Dysphonia
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2018, Vol. 3, 40-46. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG3.40
History: Received June 2, 2017 , Revised June 2, 2017 , Accepted July 13, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2018, Vol. 3, 40-46. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG3.40
History: Received June 2, 2017; Revised June 2, 2017; Accepted July 13, 2017

Dysphonia in children has the potential to impact social, educational, and occupational outcomes. Although there is a growing body of literature that documents treatment effectiveness of behavioral voice intervention in children with vocal fold lesions such as vocal fold nodules, establishing efficacy through large randomized controlled trials is difficult in this patient population due to ethical considerations, varying age and cognitive levels, and parent involvement/time. Examination of some barriers to care in this population as well as potential solutions for creating greater access to care for children and families is discussed in this article.

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