The Voice Diagnostic Protocol: A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis of Voice Disorders, Volume 1

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Aspen Publishers, 2001 - Medical - 202 pages
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This practical manual, intended for both students and clinicians, prov ides detailed information regarding the rationale and procedures for a n array of readily available, relatively low-cost methods of voice ana lysis that are collectively called the "Voice Diagnostic Protocol." Th e book focuses on how to do a comprehensive assessment of voice functi on, incorporating history-taking; perceptual analysis; objective analy sis of vocal frequency, intensity, and quality; examination of structu res; evaluation of respiratory and phonatory ability and control; and evaluation of the possible effects of excessive muscular tension. Each diagnostic procedure covered includes a discussion of its purpose, it s theoretical basis, guidelines for use, related normative data, and i nterpretation of possible abnormal responses . Case studies, an electr onic tutorial with actual voice samples, and an extensive list of refe rences enhance in-depth study.

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Contents

Chapter 2Evaluation of Vocal PitchFrequency
25
Chapter 3Evaluation of Vocal LoudnessIntensity
65
Chapter 4Evaluation of Vocal Quality
81
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