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Voice Therapy & Rehabilitation 

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect a Voice Injury or Voice Disorder and are looking to recover and rehabilitate your voice back to healthy, our Speech-Language Pathologist & Voice Therapist is here to help. 

Voice Therapy is an important tool in the rehabilitation of many voice injuries and disorders, some of which include:

  •  Muscle Tension Dysphonia

  • Vocal Nodules and Pre-Nodular Swelling

  • Puberphonia

  • Vocal Polyps and Cysts

  • Vocal Fold Paralysis or Paresis

 

Additionally, if you are undergoing voice surgery, pre- and post- operative Voice Therapy can help quicken your recovery and  maximize the results! 

Commonly addressed symptoms for voice disorders and injuries:

  • Harsh, Rough or Hoarse Vocal Quality

  • Loss of Pitch Range and Flexibility

  • Sudden Changes in Overall Pitch 

  • Feeling that Speaking is Physically Effortful

  • Pain or Tension in the Throat and/or Neck when Speaking

  • Vocal Breaks, Cracks, or Periods of No Sound

  • Lack of Breath-Voice Coordination

  • Difficulty with Appropriate Vocal Volume

  • Loss of Vocal Power

  • Voice Tires Easily 

  • Chronic Cough and/or Throat Clearing

  • Voice is Inaccessible in High-Anxiety Situations 

Singing Voice Therapy

Singers require a special type of voice rehabilitation support. Even the smallest of changes can have a large effect and impact on a singer's voice!  Whether you are looking to prepare or recover from vocal surgery, rehabilitate a voice injury, or navigate tension, breaks and inconsistencies in the voice,  our Speech-Language Pathologist and Voice Therapist, Alyssa, is also a clinically-trained Singing Voice Specialist and is here to join your voice care team! 

Voice FAQ's 

Do I need a referral?

No, you can simply book yourself in. Your Speech-Language Pathologist and Voice Therapist will help determine if Voice Therapy is appropriate for you. If you haven't already seen an ENT, you may be asked to see an ENT for examination as their evaluation and recommendations guide your clinician in selecting the most effective voice rehabilitation plan.

Is Voice Therapy covered by insurance?

As all of our clinicians at SpeechAppeal are registered Speech-Language Pathologists, services you receive are eligible for third-party or private insurance coverage. Please check with your provider on budgets and requirements as this information is not available to us. 

How long will it take?

The duration of programs range vastly and depend on many factors. In many cases, we recommend starting with an initial foundation trial of 4 weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Some programs may require 8 to 12 sessions.  

Will I be assigned exercises?

Yes! Exercises to maximize vocal healing, coordinate voice-breath, increase the ease and stamina of using your voice, and prevent further vocal injury will be assigned to you in sessions. 

Do all Speech-Language Pathologists Treat Voice Disorders?

No! Speech-Language Pathologists who work in Voice have received extensive and specialized clinical training in the Voice area. 

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