Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Working with Voice Disorders offers practical insight and direction into all aspects of voice disorders, from assessment and diagnosis to intervention and case management. Using evidence-based material, it provides clinicians with pragmatic, accessible support, facilitating and informing decision-making along the clinical journey, from referral to discharge.
Key features of this resource include:
- A wealth of new, up-to-date practical and theoretical information, covering topics such as the prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment of a wide spectrum of voice disorders.
- A multi-dimensional structure, allowing the clinician to consider both specific aspects of patient management and aspects such as clinical effectiveness, clinical efficiencies and service management.
- Photocopiable clinical resources, from an at-a-glance summary of voice disorders to treatment and assessment protocols, and practical exercises and advice sheets for patients.
- Sample programmes for voice information groups and teacher workshops.
- Checklists for patients on topics such as the environmental and acoustic challenges of the workplace.
- Self-assessed personalised voice review sheets and weekly voice diaries encourage patients to monitor their voice quality and utilise strategies to prevent vocal misuse.
Combining the successful format of mixing theory and practice, this edition offers a patient-centred approach to voice disorders in a fully accessible and easy-to-read format and addresses the challenges of service provision in a changing world. This is an essential resource for speech and language therapists of varying levels of experience, from student to specialist.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Anatomy Overview INTRODUCTION, THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, THE PHONATORY SYSTEM, THE RESONATORY SYSTEM, POSTURE AND ALIGNMENT, THE AGEING PROCESS SUMMARY Chapter 2: The Spectrum of Voice Disorders – Classification INTRODUCTION, FUNCTIONAL VOICE DISORDERS, ORGANIC VOICE DISORDERS, OTHER GROUPS FOR CONSIDERATION, SUMMARY Chapter 3: The Spectrum of Voice Disorders – Presentation INTRODUCTION, FUNCTIONAL VOICE DISORDERS – MUSCLE TENSION DYSPHONIA, PSYCHOGENIC VOICE DISORDER/CONVERSION APHONIA, ORGANIC VOICE DISORDERS – STRUCTURAL, ORGANIC VOICE DISORDERS – NEUROLOGICAL, HEAD AND NECK CANCER, SUMMARY Chapter 4: Building the Patient Profile INTRODUCTION, THE FIRST CONTACT, DOCUMENTING PATIENT INFORMATION, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, THE VOICE DISORDER, SUMMARY Chapter 5: Assessment INTRODUCTION, PERCEPTUAL ASSESSMENT, THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS, INSTRUMENTATION, SUMMARY Chapter 6: Treatment and Management Strategies INTRODUCTION, INTERVENTION: INTERDEPENDENCE OF A NUMBER OF FACTORS, ACHIEVING LASTING CHANGE, THE ROLE OF THE CLINICIAN, THE PATIENT’S PERCEPTION AND PARTNERSHIP, CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS/CLINICAL EFFICIENCIES, PROGNOSTIC INDICATORS, GOAL SETTING, OPTIONS FOR THERAPY PROGRAMMES, SUMMARY Chapter 7: Therapeutic Intervention INTRODUCTION, TREATMENT APPROACHES, SUMMARY, EXERCISES Chapter 8: Shaping the Future INTRODUCTION, SERVICE PROVISION, ENDOSCOPIC EVALUATION OF THE LARYNX (EEL), POST COVID-19, TELEHEALTH, SUMMARY Bibliography Appendices
Stephanie Martin’s career as a speech and language therapist combined clinical practice, research, lecturing, student supervision and writing. She holds an MA in Voice Studies and was awarded a doctorate for her research exploring factors which have an impact on the vocal performance and vocal effectiveness of newly qualified teachers and lecturers.
Stephanie is a Past-President of the British Voice Association and in 2005 was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for research and teaching. She represented the RCSLT for three years as a member of the Standing Liaison Committee of Speech and Language Therapists Logopedists in the European Union.
In addition to the strong clinical bias of her publications with Myra Lockhart, The Voice Sourcebook began a writing partnership with Lyn Darnley drawn from their workshops, addressing issues with the teacher's voice. Their most recent publication, The Voice in Education, was published in 2019.