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August 1979

The Voice Problems of Children

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(8):503. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790200065015

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This is the second edition of Dr Wilson's book on voice problems of children. Almost all of the material in the first edition has been reorganized and expanded. The first chapter contains a description of the classification of voice problems and their incidence. The role of the speech pathologist in management of voice problems is also discussed.

The next three chapters contain descriptions of the causes of voice problems of children and teenagers as follows: organic, organic changes due to vocal abuse and vocal misuse, functional causes, and contributing factors. The two chapters following discuss examination procedures. The next five chapters present therapeutic procedures for various types of voice problems. Additional material has been added to the chapter on improving oral-nasal resonance in children with velopharyngeal insufficiency. The chapter on voice problems of hearing-impaired children has also been expanded. The last chapter describes the carry-over of newly learned voice behavior,

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