Med SLP Bundle: Voice Resources
This bundle comes with 5 tools for speech-language pathologists working with people who have voice impairments. We are including prosody as a voice consideration in this series. This bundle includes these resources:
Phonotrauma and Vocal Hygiene
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with people experiencing phonotrauma and seeking functional strategies to manage symptoms. The handout includes causes and complications of phonotrauma as well as 6 strategies to improve vocal hygiene.
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with people wanting to improve their voice. This one-page handout includes descriptions for the following exercises: deep breathing, lip/tongue trills, yawn-sigh, pitch slides, voicing vowels, syllable repetitions, and humming scales.
Quick, Informal Voice Evaluation
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists who need a quick way to document informal voice assessments. The two-page evaluation form includes diadochokinetic rate, s/z ratio, maximum phonation, and fundamental frequency. Evidence-based norms are included for all parts.
Voice Restoration After Laryngectomy
This handout is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with patients recovering their voices after undergoing laryngectomies. The two-page handout describes the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for voice restoration, including electrolarynx, esophageal speech, and tracheoesophageal puncture. This handout is best suited for patients considering laryngectomy and provides a starting point to discuss voice restoration options before the surgery is completed.
Quick Informal Assessment: Prosody
Assessment of motor speech disorders can be lengthy as it should include obtaining case history, assessing a patient’s level of awareness, non-speech examination, speech production examination, as well as determining if there are comorbidities. This material provides a way to assess the characteristics of prosody.
Full access PDF is $25. Once purchased, you may save to your computer and print as many times as needed for your clinical practice.
Please note that PDFs are not easily opened, saved, or manipulated on phones or tablets. We recommend only downloading on a computer after purchase. Digital download links will be available after payment on the checkout page and in your order confirmation via email. You will have 5 download attempts over 1 month to access the file. Only the purchaser may access and use the file for their own clinical practice.
It is ok to:
- Share a printed copy of this resource with a patient/client, their family members and friends, and non-SLP/OT/PT related staff such as nursing, home healthcare providers, physicians, CNAs, social services, dietitians, activities teams, teachers, caregivers, etc.
- Digitally share the file via online, secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy software platforms to any of the people listed in the above point in the context of teletherapy.
It is not ok to:
- Share any digital copy with clients outside of the context of teletherapy.
- Store these files in any publicly accessible online storage system, such as a shared Google drive or other online storage service.
- To share these files with other SLP/OT/PT related colleagues or friends. Please refer, don’t share.
Tech specs: Digital download. 8 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 24.7 MB.