Voice Therapy

Our Speech-Language Pathologists Help Children with Voice Disorders

Speech-language pathologists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, provide voice therapy to babies, toddlers, children and adolescents with voice disorders such as:

  • Hoarseness
  • Vocal cord nodules, polyps, papillomas and other lesions
  • Vocal cord paralysis or dysfunction

Treatment techniques may include:

  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Resonance voice therapy
  • Vocal exercises
  • Vocal hygiene

Using the latest innovations in speech therapy, our specialists assess children and develop an individualized treatment plan to help them succeed. Family members, a big part of the therapy team, are trained to practice the speech and language activities at home to help the child meet the goals successfully.

Our speech-language pathologists also play a key role in the Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic, performing nasendoscopy procedures and collaborating with the otolaryngologist to evaluate the anatomical structures involved in the speech mechanism. The speech-language pathologist works with this interdisciplinary team to identify the appropriate treatment options for each child.