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Voice Therapy
Clinical Case Studies

Fifth Edition
Edited by: Joseph C. Stemple, Edie R. Hapner
Details:
450 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"
ISBN13:
978-1-63550-035-6
Release Date:
12/15/2018
$114.95

Overview

Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies, Fifth Edition provides both the student and the working clinician with a broad sampling of management strategies as presented through clinical case studies by master voice clinicians, laryngologists, and other voice care professionals. Through concise patient histories, pre- and post-treatment evaluations, and tailored therapeutic approaches, this classic text addresses assessment, management, as well as treatment and therapy approaches for a range of voice disorders; muscle tension dysphonia, glottal incompetence and neurogenic disorders, and professional voice care.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • An expanded discussion of the principles of successful voice therapy including issues of self-efficacy and patient responsibilities for their own care. (Chapter 1)
  • An introduction to the concept of 'Meta-Therapy;' those clinical and personal characteristics that go beyond the therapy technique to make patients more flexible and competent users of their own vocal instruments. (Chapter 1)
  • Cases describing new evidence-based therapies such as 'Conversation Training Therapy' and 'Lax Vox' therapy. (Chapters 3 and 4)
  • New cases describing treatments for chronic cough, superior nerve paralysis, and vocal tremor in a singer. (Chapters 5 and 6)
  • A NEW chapter on a non-traditional therapy delivery model, telepractice and therapeutic challenges not previously discussed, treatments for enhancing the transgender voice, pervasive vocal fry, and muscle tension dysphagia. (Chapter 8)


The fifth edition of this text has been extensively revised and updated and includes 54 case studies and 7 case vignettes sampling a wide variety of voice disorders with various pathologies, etiologies, and therapy techniques. Through a systematic case study format, 64 voice experts and master clinicians have provided detailed descriptions of voice assessment and management approaches and techniques. It is the ideal text for both students learning the basics of evaluation and treatment of voice disorders and practicing clinicians providing voice care.

Preface
Contributors

Chapter 1. Principles of Successful Voice Therapy
Chapter 2. Comments on the Voice Evaluation
Chapter 3. Primary and Secondary Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Chapter 4. Management of Glottal Incompetence
Chapter 5. Dystonia, Essential Tremor, and Parkinson’s Disease
Chapter 6. Disorders of the Upper Airway: Irritable Larynx Syndrome, Chronic Cough, Paradoxical Vocal Fold Dysfunction, and Upper Airway Challenges
Chapter 7. Management of the Professional, Avocational, and Occupational Voice
Chapter 8. Non-traditional Therapy Delivery Models and Therapeutic Challenges

Index

About The Editors

Joseph C. Stemple

Joseph C. Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky where he specializes in the study of voice production and disorders. Current research interests include the biology of laryngeal muscles during exercise; the aging voice; and identifying the active ingredients of evidence-based voice therapy programs. Dr. Stemple is an active national and international speaker and lecturer. He is a Fellow and Honors recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Edie R. Hapner

Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor in the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Speech Language Pathology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. She is a fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and Associate Fellow of the American Laryngological Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Practice. She has presented hundreds of lectures, workshops, and seminars on voice and voice disorders. She has over 50 published articles in the area of voice and voice disorders, multiple book chapters, and is co-editor of the book Voice Therapy, Clinical Case Studies, Fourth Edition. Dr. Hapner developed and implemented the voice curriculum for Medbridge Inc, an online learning systems for speech language pathologists where multiple leaders in voice present accessible and easily understandable lectures on voice and voice disorders.

Dr. Hapner has served on the Board of Directors for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association as the Vice President of Planning, Coordinator of the SIG 3 Voice and Voice Disorders, member of the Voice Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology and served on the AAOHNS Guidelines Committee for Dysphonia. She will chair the ASHA Annual Convention in 2020.

Dr. Hapner's research interests include aging voice, dystonia and adherence to voice therapy. She is co-author of Phonation Resistance Training Exercises (PhoRTE), an evidence based treatment for aging voice.

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