Navigating Voice Disorders Around the Larynx in 50 Tips
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
- 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
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