1st Edition

Navigating Voice Disorders Around the Larynx in 50 Tips

By Carolyn Andrews Copyright 2023
    246 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book comprises 50 tips for speech and language therapy practitioners who are new to, or less experienced in, working with adult voice disorders. It considers the full clinical pathway from assessment to management and on through to discharge.

    Packed with easily accessible, practical hints about therapy and useful self-development activities for the reader, sections cover:

    • Reflecting on the normal voice
    • ‘Doing’ therapy
    • Assessment
    • Management
    • Specific diagnoses
    • Professional voice users
    • Professional liaison
    • Learning from clients

    The resource concludes with a handy appendix providing further reading and useful resources. Presenting diagnosis-specific and client group-specific tips alongside widely applicable guidance, this is a go-to book for accessible and practical support for voice newbies.


    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Your voice, the normal voice

    Chapter 3: Doing voice therapy

    Chapter 4: Assessment

    Chapter 5: Management

    Chapter 6: Working with specific diagnoses

    Chapter 7: Working with professional voice users

    Chapter 8: Professional liaison

    Chapter 9: Learning from clients

    Chapter 10: Appendices

    Chapter 11: Useful resources



    Carolyn Andrews is a speech and language therapist and University Teaching Fellow with over 20 years’ clinical experience and education of SLT students. She first got curious about the voice listening to Top of the Pops in the 1980s and is fascinated by the uniqueness of our voices. Carolyn sees a key part of professional practice as translating complicated theory into accessible knowledge for clients and students alike, and loves exploring the craft of the voice with others.

    This reads like an informative and enjoyable clinical conversation, providing a comprehensive knowledge base through accessible explanations of the theory behind voice therapy, its practical application, and links to pertinent research literature. Self-development activities enable reflective practice for voice patients and beyond! Clinical tips offer a systematic way to build knowledge or provide a ‘go-to’ resource for a focussed approach. This is set to be a valued clinical companion.

    Fiona Williams, Band 5 Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapist.


    As a newly qualified practitioner - a strong clinical resource provides not only advice but a sense of reassurance. This book does exactly that - clear & concise, it provides a supportive easy to read guide for navigating the world of voice disorders

    Saba Jennings, Band 6 Community Speech and Language Therapist