chapter  66
Speech and language therapy for voice disorders
ByMarianne E. Bos-Clark, Paul Carding
Pages 8

Voice therapy captures a wide variety of activities and interventions, and the evidence base of therapeutic interventions continues to develop. While both adults and children present with voice problems and voice therapy is the treatment of choice for a number of voice disorders, focus in the literature has been on the voice therapy treatment of adults with functional dysphonia. Even within this diagnostic group, clinical practice is varied. Depending on the organization of services, voice therapy may be provided by a community-based SLT or voice specialist SLT within a multidisciplinary team. The SLT may choose to use a specific, well-described programme of intervention carried

out over a set number of sessions, or prefer an eclectic approach based on individual needs.