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Treatment of Voice Disorders

Second Edition
Robert Thayer Sataloff
558 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Softcover, 8.5 x 11" 1 lbs
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Treatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition presents the entire range of behavioral, medical, and surgical voice treatment options from the perspective of a variety of specialist practitioners with exceptional breadth and clarity. As suggested in the opening chapter, contemporary treatment of voice disorders draws on interdisciplinary expertise, and the book is true to that perspective. The team approach to voice treatment is realized through the contributions of laryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, acting voice trainers, and others.

The reader will find discussion of various treatment procedures, including surgical, pharmacological, and behavioral. This text presents essential information that allows for the effective interaction of various specialties. For example, behavioral specialists can draw on the information that is given on surgery, trauma and injury, and medications. This book is at once a template for team-based treatment and a deep informational resource for treatment alternatives. Its scope and depth make it a book that the voice specialist will want to keep close at hand.

New to this edition:

  • New content on topics such as technology in the studio and pedagogy for children.
  • Many topics have been expanded to highlight current practices, to include information published since the previous edition, and to present current management approaches.
  • Chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most current techniques and to reflect the latest beliefs and practices, as well as the most recent information from the evolving literature in this field.
  • Chapter 16 on nutrition has been completely rewritten and includes important changes in criteria and strategy, reflecting developments in nutritional science over the past decade.
  • New material on topics such as choral pedagogy for geriatric singers, laryngeal manipulation, and cosmetic procedures and their implications for voice professionals.

Treatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference. It is an essential volume for anyone concerned with voice disorders.

Foreword by Raymond D. Kent, PhD
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
About the Author

Chapter 1. Voice Care Professionals: A Guide to Voice Care Providers
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Chapter 2. Introduction to Treating Voice Abuse
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 3. Speech-Language Pathology and the Professional Voice User: An Overview
Carol N. Wilder

Chapter 4. Voice Therapy
Bridget Rose, Michelle Horman, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 5. Voice Rest
Adam D. Rubin, Robert Thayer Sataloff, Susan E. Cline, Jean Skeffington, and Karen M. Lyons

Chapter 6. Increasing Vocal Effectiveness
Bonnie N. Raphael and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 7. The Singing Teacher in the Age of Voice Science
Richard Miller

Chapter 8. Historical Overview of Voice Pedagogy
Richard Miller

Chapter 9. The Singing Voice Specialist
Margaret M. Baroody, Robert Thayer Sataloff, and Linda M. Carroll

Chapter 10. Use of Instrumentation in the Singing Studio
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 11. Choral Pedagogy and Vocal Health
Brenda J. Smith and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 12. Amateur and Professional Child Singers: Pedagogy and Related Issues
Valerie L. Trollinger and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 13. The Role of the Acting-Voice Trainer in Medical Care of Professional Voice Users
Sharon L. Freed, Bonnie N. Raphael, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 14. Laryngeal Manipulation
John S. Rubin, Jacob Lieberman, and Tom M. Harris

Chapter 15. The Effects of Posture on Voice
John S. Rubin, Ed Blake, Lesley Mathieson, and Hala Kanona

Chapter 16. Nutrition and the Professional Voice
Jennifer A. Nasser and Nyree Dardarian

Chapter 17. Medications and the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, Joseph Anticaglia, Michelle White, Kirsten Meenan, and Jonathan J. Romak

Chapter 18. Psychiatric Manifestations of Medications Prescribed Commonly in Otolaryngology
Steven H. Levy, Mona M. Abaza, Mary J. Hawkshaw, Robert Thayer Sataloff, and Reinhardt J. Heuer

Chapter 19. Botulinum Toxin in Otolaryngology
Julia A. Pfaff, Michael C. Neuenschwander, Edmund A. Pribitkin, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 20. Voice Surgery
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 21. Vocal Fold Hemorrhage
Robert Thayer Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Chapter 22. Vocal Fold Scar
Jaime Eaglin Moore and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 23. Laryngotracheal Trauma
Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 24. Cricoarytenoid and Cricothyroid Joint Injury: Evaluation and Treatment
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 25. Management of Gender Reassignment Patients
Reinhardt J. Heuer, Margaret M. Baroody, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 26. Premalignant Lesions of the Larynx
Amanda Hu, Carole M. Dean, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 27. Laryngeal Cancer
Timothy D. Anderson and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 28. Nursing Considerations in the Care of Professional Voice
Mary J. Hawkshaw and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 29. Controversy in the Care of Singers and Professional Voice Users
Clark A. Rosen and Kimberly M. Steinhauer

Chapter 30. Voice Horizons
John S. Rubin and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV

About The Author

Robert Thayer Sataloff

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Dr. Sataloff is a professional singer and singing teacher and served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Haverford College, medical degree from Jefferson Medical College–Thomas Jefferson University, and doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written more than 700 publications, including 40 books. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and otology/neurotology/skull base surgery.

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