Clinical Voice Disorders

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Thieme, 2009 - Medical - 301 pages
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Praise for the previous edition:

"Should be a part of every voice therapist's library." - American Journal of Otolaryngology

The fourth edition of Clinical Voice Disorders is an up-to-date, practical reference for the management of voice disorders caused by structural and neurologic etiologies, as well as psychogenic disorders. The book provides a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between biology and clinical assessment; how neuromechanism relates to disorders; and the complex nature of behavioral voice disorders and treatment.

An expanded collection of clinical case studies provides the valuable opportunity to work through real-life examples of frequently encountered problems. New to this edition is a DVD-ROM with videos that provide a window into clinical interviewing, enabling viewers to observe Dr. Aronson's techniques and approaches to therapy. Additional chapters on the DVD-ROM present the evolution and embryology of the larynx and respiratory system, covering vital respiration, respiration for speech, and the anatomy and physiology of phonation. Demonstrations of vocal fold vibratory patterns, stroboscopic examples of various pathologies, and audio samples of dysarthric voices enable clinicians to apply concepts presented in the text.


  • Detailed presentation of the voice examination
  • Evidence-based approaches that guide the reader through decision making and to the confident selection of treatments and therapies
  • New chapter presenting the special considerations for treating the professional singer
  • In-depth coverage of the laryngeal and respiratory anatomy and physiology--topics frequently omitted in textbooks on voice disorders
  • Nearly 200 photographs and illustrations demonstrating key concepts

Ideal for students in graduate-level speech-language pathology programs and clinicians treating patients with voice disorders, this multimedia resource is indispensable for mastering the philosophy and clinical management for the full range of clinical voice pathologies.


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Hello guys/girls Danielle here.
Well to start off, this is a generally useful book. It explains a lot of things to you about the subject, and includes a wide variety of information. There are a few
down sides about this book.
1. It's quite boring, i imagine that people would give up quarter of the way through.
2. It's too advanced for most readers, (There aren't many good readers around, might be the lack of education they get)
3. The price is just ridiculous, 64 pounds? I wouldn't spend 30 pounds on this book. I would rather get the new version of call of duty for 40 pounds and then spend the rest on a few weeks worth tobacco.. Aha. Well i don't really like this book, and don't see any upsides of this book.
-- So to me, i give this book a 1/10. (Do not take this review seriously, it is my opinion, it may be useful to other people) Thanks for reading.


Psychogenic and Other Behavioral Voice Disorders
Psychodiagnostic Interviewing and Counseling for Voice Disorders
Studies in Clinical Diagnosis
Treatment of Voice Disorders
Special Considerations for the Professional Singer
Extended Case Studies in Psychogenic Voice Disorders
Chapters 1418 are available on the accompanying DVDROM

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About the author (2009)

Emeritus Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

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