Monthly Archives: October 2011

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Rett Syndrome is a rare developmental disorder. It’s often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specified developmental disorder. While Rett syndrome does share many characteristics and symptoms with these disorders, it is a completely separate entity. In order to help … Continue reading

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Spasmodic Dysphonia

In our last blog, we discussed two types of vocal fold lesions that can cause difficulties with voice production: nodules and polyps. Today we’ll introduce another voice disorder: spasmodic dysphonia. Spasmodic dysphonia is characterized by involuntary movements of one or … Continue reading

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How an SLP Can Improve Your Vocal Quality

In our last blog, we discussed two common issues that affect vocal function: nodules and polyps. Both nodules and polyps are masses of tissue that form on the vocal chords and can cause a range of voice production issues. Once … Continue reading

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Voice Problems? An SLP Can Help!

Just like any other body part, the vocal chords can become injured. If this happens, you will initially see an ear, nose and throat doctor to diagnose the issue. However, once the problem has been identified, a speech-language pathologist can … Continue reading

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