Development of a minimum protocol for assessment in the paediatric voice clinic: Part 1: Evaluating vocal function

Wendy Cohen, David McGregor Wynne, Haytham Kubba, Elspeth McCartney

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The European Laryngological Society (ELS) recommend that functional assessment of voice disorder in adults requires evaluation of a number of different parameters. The current paper presents a discussion of four of the five parameters highlighted in the ELS protocol: perceptual evaluation of voice, videostroboscopic examination, evaluation of aerodynamic performance in voice, and acoustic analysis. Subjective rating of voice in children is explored in a companion paper. These parameters have been extensively evaluated in adults, and a review of the literature pertaining to the paediatric population is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalLogopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
Issue number1
Early online date9 Dec 2010
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • speech therapy
  • language therapy
  • pediatrics
  • acoustic analysis

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