What Speech-Language Pathologist and Singing Voice Specialist do?
- Speech delays and disorders including articulation, phonology and motor speech disorders.
- Language delays and disorders, including expression and comprehension in oral and non-verbal contexts
- Fluency disorders, including stuttering.
- Voice and resonance disorders.
- Swallowing and feeding disorders in adults and, children and infants.
- Cognitive-communicative disorders including social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions.
- Pre-literacy and literacy skills including phonological awareness, decoding, reading comprehension and writing.
- Communication and swallowing disorders related to other issues. For example, hearing impairments, traumatic brain injury, dementia, developmental, intellectual or genetic disorders and neurological impairments.
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Working with Speech-Language Pathologist, Singing, Voice Specialist and Acting Voice Specialist
A TYPICAL INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM
Laryngologist – Primary medical member of the team.
Speech-Language Pathologist – Conducts evaluation and treatment of the voice problem by promoting efficient use of the vocal mechanism
Singing Voice Specialist – Develops singing technique and singing voice production; also beneficial to a nonsinger in teaching more efficient breathing and coordination w/voicing that can be carried over into speaking
Acting Voice Specialist – Focuses on honing vocal skills such as projected speech, and communication skills as they relate to vocally demanding profession; typically used once a patient has become efficient in speaking voice production with a speech-language pathologist.
The Patient – The most important member of the team; the patient must be motivated to participate in therapy. Knowledgeable about the voice disorder and techniques for treatment as instructed by the clinician, and involved in therapy decision-making and planning.
Varying from different cases we use quality treatment materials to accurately and effectively assess each individual during our Therapy/Treatment Sessions such as: Using Digital Technology, Cohesive Therapy Programs, Resonant Voice Therapy, Vocal Function Exercises, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Body Awareness and Movement Training, Breathing Techniques, Laryngeal Massage, Scripting, Animal Assisted Therapy (w/ Max) and so on. With the consent of our patients, each session may be documented and recorded by video and audio to evaluate the progress of each treatment.
For singer patients who suffers with vocal fold dysfunctions that requires voice rehabilitation, our SLPs will work side by side with our Singing Voice Specialists/Vocal Coach who also possesses extensive experience in singing as well as valuable knowledge in the study of voice mechanism that will help patients achieve maximum treatment success in preserving their singing voice.