Voice Disorders

A child with a voice disorder may have a hoarse or breathy voice, a high-pitched or low-pitched voice, or a resonance disorder (hyper- or hypo-nasality). Often, the first step in determining treatment of a voice disorder is a visit to an ENT to assess structural adequacy of the nose/mouth/throat areas. Following results of an ENT appointment, speech intervention may include therapy to reduce or alter compensatory strategies used for structural inadequacies, to re-program for articulatory mislearning, or to educate for proper vocal hygiene.

If you concerned your child may have a voice disorder, contact us to discuss your concerns and learn how Speech Matters can help with our in-home services.