Voice misuse can lead to Vocal Nodules
Vocal nodules are noncancerous growths on the vocal cords. They are formed due to a thickening of the lining of the vocal fold due to repeated pressure (stress) on the same area of the vocal cords. Vocal nodules affects the voice resulting in hoarseness or decreased volume.
Caring For Your Voice
Voice Tips for Children with a Hoarse Voice or Vocal Nodules
Sometimes, people hurt their vocal cords and they get bumps on them.
These make your voice sound harsh because the air cannot go past the bumps smoothly. Others may get sore swollen vocal cords or blisters on them.
In caring for children’s voices, we aim to do Three Things:
Ten Tips For a Healthy Voice
Some signs include:
Positive Reinforcement for Voice Management in Children
Voice Treatment for a Hoarse or Strained Voice
Voice therapy aims to help your child learn a healthy and safe way to use a loud voice without hurting his or her vocal cords, squeezing or tensing the “false vocal cords”, or allowing too much air pressure to build up beneath the vocal cords when speaking.
We work together with you to help motivate your child in voice therapy using evidence-based treatment approaches.
Voice therapy strategies may include:
Watch this Diaphragmatic Breathing video here: