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.
- speech therapy
- language therapy
- acoustic analysis
Cohen, W., Wynne, D. M., Kubba, H., & McCartney, E. (2012). Development of a minimum protocol for assessment in the paediatric voice clinic: Part 1: Evaluating vocal function. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 37(1), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.3109/14015439.2011.638670