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Voice Disorders, 2nd Edition

Written by leading specialists in voice, this book captures the science and art of clinical voice. A necessary book for every graduate student in the field of speech language pathology, this text provides a level of detail needed to assess and treat those with voice disorders. Supplemented with case studies and video examples relevant to the study of clinical voice pathology, this edition provides supplemental material for the educator as well as pragmatic tools for the student and clinician.

For the second edition, the authors provide up-to-date information on vocal fold anatomy and physiology, including contributions on vocal fold biology. With new discussion on voice therapy trends and drug treatments, Sapienza and Ruddy s text offers the student current educational information. Additionally, the new edition provides a contemporary discussion of head and neck cancer, including new statistics, comprehensive information on safety for the laryngectomy, and more details to guide the reader in understanding alaryngeal communication modes, particularly with TEP. Information on human papilloma virus and detail about robotics surgery in the head and neck population are also included. The included DVD has new sections on vocal pathologies, including discussion of autoimmune diseases, new laryngeal image color plates, and 30 new laryngeal exams.

An accompanying workbook, sold separately, is an excellent supplement, allowing students to review chapter material and quiz themselves in an efficient manner.


This is an exceptionally informative book…. An excellent resource of current information on the assessment and management of patients with dysphonia… A must read for graduate students in speech-language pathology. [Refers to First Edition] –Bernard Rousseau, PhD, CCC-SLP (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), Doody’s Review Service, (2009)

This new edition continues to target the student audience. The chapter order flows well and starting with the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system is extremely important for a book on voice disorders. It covers the respiratory system in detail, explaining the use of specific tests and examinations. This is important for students to learn because speech and language therapy is developing further into the respiratory sector…The additional workbook is a great revision guide. Having a mixture of multiple choice and paragraph answers is great practice as the same structure is used during the anatomy/physiology exam. –Siobhan Lillie, Senior Specialist SLT, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin, (July 2013)

About the Author

Christine Sapienza, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. She also is a research career health scientist at the Malcom Randall VA in Gainesville, Florida, with the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center.

Dr. Sapienza received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1993 in speech and voice science, and her current research interests are disordered voice production, treatment of neuromotor disorders, defining outcomes of strength training paradigms, and integrating basic physiological techniques to study rehabilitation strategies.

Her most recent work focuses on the use of strength training paradigms in multiple populations, including Parkinson s disease, voice disorders, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. She maintains an active research laboratory with four current Ph.D. students. She has several active grants, including an NIH/NCMMR R21 and a VA Merit Review. She has over 100 publications and 150 lectures, presentations, and workshops to date.

Dr. Hoffman Ruddy, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. She also serves as the Director of the Voice Care Center at the Ear Nose & Throat Surgical Associates, Orlando, Florida, and has worked clinically in this center for over twelve years. Hoffman Ruddy received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2001. Her clinical work and research focus on the physiologic study of voice production in pediatric, professional, and neurogenic populations.

Her current research interests involve the application of computer simulation training of voice therapy with children and adults, as well as 3D computer modeling of upper and lower airway function in patients with malignant lesions. She actively publishes and lectures in these clinical areas.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Plural Publishing Inc.; 2nd edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597564931
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597564939
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 10.2 inches

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