Posted on February 14, 2011
Research indicates that up to 9% of adults and up to 24% of children suffer with voice disorders at some point in time. Professional voice users such as teachers, singers, actors, lecturers, pastors and public speakers experience voice problems such as voice fatigue, hoarseness, pitch breaks, weakness or effortful production.
Individuals with vocal fold paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold motion, high pitched voice in males (puberphonia), loss of voice, spasmodic dysphonia and voice problems after laryngectomy have received therapy at the Department Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.
The voice clinic of the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria provides comprehensive services to the public. These services include stroboscopic evaluations (visual examination of the vocal folds) with an Ear Nose and Throat specialist, clinical voice analysis, initial interviews and therapy for clients with voice disorders.
An individualized treatment plan is compiled for each individual, since needs and expectations differ. It is extremely important that the therapist acquire a holistic view of the individual in order to fully understand the impact of the problem on the individual’s well being (physical and emotional) in all communication contexts (such as working, home and social contexts).
If you need additional information or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at (012) 420 2948 or [email protected].
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