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.
Tech specs: Digital download. 8 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 24.7 MB.