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December 1977

Approaches to Vocal Rehabilitation

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San Francisco

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(12):744. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780290080018

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This volume on vocal rehabilitation, a diversified manual for students, practitioners in voice pathology, and otolaryngologists, is well executed. The 17 chapters, written by 17 different authors, anthologize approaches to vocal rehabilitation and present an array of each contributor's honest and personal views of goals, methods, and motivations in voice therapy for children and adults. The book manages to include much-needed supportive views of voice scientists and thus may serve not only the speech pathologist and the otolaryngologist but may also attract the speech scientist in need of contact with and appreciation of current voice-related clinical issues. Although there is an attempt to cover "all," one finds the more common dysphonias to predominate. The slight redundancy in topics gives the reader a rare clinical opportunity to evaluate various rehabilitative methods. Moreover, the book stresses strongly that a rigid "cook book" approach to the treatment of voice problems is most likely

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