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Drawing on more than ten years' experience with children's voice disorders, the authors five practical advice on the nature of children's voice problems, ideas for therapy, the aims of intervention and how best to achieve them, as well as an overview of the relevant literature. It contains ideas for setting up treatment groups, together with case studies and suggestions on how to evaluate therapy and measure outcomes; includes ideas for working with groups as well as individuals; easily accessible and user-friendly; contains photocopiable resources for setting up voice groups, including all essential paperwork. Contents: Introduction; Laryngeal and Voice Development in Children; The Origins of Paediatric Dysphonia; Assessment and Evaluation; principles of Therapy and Management; Developing a Programme of Vocal Hygiene for Children; Relaxation and Posture Modification; Breathing for Voice; Voice Therapy techniques; the Group Approach to Therapy and Therapy Evaluation; Appendices.
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Jenny Hunt is a specialist speech language therapist in voice, with additional experience in head and neck cancer, and surgical voice restoration. Alyson Slater is an experienced paediatric speech language therapist who has worked in community clinics for more than 18 years. In 1991, Jenny and Alyson set up their first children's voice group and since then have written several articles on children's voice.Review:
'Any student, generalist or specialist therapist working with dysphonic children should read this book.' Valerie Morton, Specialist SLT, Belfast City Hospital Trust, RCSLT Bulletin (Book of the Month) 'This book has several strong points...are a good number of photo-copiable resource pages...a valuable addition to clinic libraries.' - Margaret Freeman, Lecturer in Voice and Motor Speech Disorders, Department of Human Communication Disorders, University of Sheffield, NAPLIC 'There is a wealth of helpful, practical examples of introducing therapeutic tasks to children...format is consistent throughout...will assist the inexperienced clinician to commence working with paediatric dysphonia in a relatively short time.' - Dr Graham Williamson, Consultant Head of Speech and Language Therapy, Sedgefield Primary Care Trust, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 'This is an accessible and practical resource manual...information is visually well presented...would be a valuable resource for all speech and language therapists working in the field of children's voice.' - The British Voice Association 'This resource book is very user-friendly...would be an invaluable resource for any clinic which might be involved in the assessment or treatment of children with dysphonia.' - Louise Cafferky, Senior SLT, The Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Update (I.A.S.L.T)
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Book Description Routledge, 2009. Spiral-bound. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M086388279X