Tutorial  |   May 2001
Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Tutorial
Tutorial   |   May 2001
Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology May 2001, Vol.10, 111-125. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2001/012)
History: Accepted 14 Feb 2001 , Received 27 Oct 2000
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology May 2001, Vol.10, 111-125. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2001/012)
History: Accepted 14 Feb 2001 , Received 27 Oct 2000

Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is presented as a complex, poorly understood disorder that merits our clinical and research attention. This tutorial examines PVFM characteristics, etiologies, differential diagnosis, and medical/psychological intervention. The role of the speech-language pathologist in diagnostic evaluation and intervention is delineated. An assessment protocol and specific treatment suggestions are provided. The need for future research is discussed.

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