Identification, Evaluation, Therapy, and Follow-Up for Children with Vocal Nodules in a Public School Setting This paper describes procedures used by speech and otorhinolaryngology specialists in the Independent School District of Carrollton and Farmers Branch, Texas, to identify, evaluate, treat, and follow up children with voice disorders and presents some initial findings resulting from the use of these procedures. In the identification process, 34 children ... Articles
Articles  |   August 01, 1976
Identification, Evaluation, Therapy, and Follow-Up for Children with Vocal Nodules in a Public School Setting
 
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Articles   |   August 01, 1976
Identification, Evaluation, Therapy, and Follow-Up for Children with Vocal Nodules in a Public School Setting
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1976, Vol. 41, 390-397. doi:10.1044/jshd.4103.390
History: Received August 12, 1975 , Accepted September 26, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1976, Vol. 41, 390-397. doi:10.1044/jshd.4103.390
History: Received August 12, 1975; Accepted September 26, 1975

This paper describes procedures used by speech and otorhinolaryngology specialists in the Independent School District of Carrollton and Farmers Branch, Texas, to identify, evaluate, treat, and follow up children with voice disorders and presents some initial findings resulting from the use of these procedures. In the identification process, 34 children were found to have vocal nodules, of which 31 children received treatment and underwent appropriate follow-up. After two months of voice therapy, 21 (68%) of the children exhibited reduced nodule size and seven (23%) exhibited normal larynges. Following six months of therapy, 26 (84%) children exhibited reduced nodule size, and 20 (65%) had normal larynges.

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