VOICE THERAPY :
Voice Therapy is a mode of treatment for a patient with a voice disorder, which includes:
• A vocal hygiene program
• Relaxation and breathing techniques
• Voice therapy
exercises, including exercises for strengthening the vocal cords, relaxing and breathing exercises and exercises for improve
- WHAT DOES A VOICE THERAPIST DO?
The voice therapist plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders.
The diagnosis is made by the following means :
• Perceptual assessment
• Acoustic analysis
• Spectrographic analysis
• Aerodynamic measurements
This is in conjunction with an endoscopic and video stroboscopic examination of the vocal cords, done by an otolaryngologist.
Following the diagnosis of the voice disorder by the otolaryngologist and the voice therapist, the treatment options are discussed and decided upon.
This may include surgery, voice therapy or a combination of both. The voice therapist provides the behavioural mode of treatment. The voice therapy is conducted over several sessions, by means of a one-to-one interaction between the patient and the therapist. During these sessions, the various modes of the therapy are demonstrated and taught to the patient, so that he can follow the required regime independently and at home Special voice software programmes are used to monitor the improvement in voice quality and provide feedback to the patient.