Perceptual Evaluation of Voice

  • Maia N. BradenEmail author
  • Sarah D. M. Blakeslee


Perceptual evaluation of the voice is necessary to identify and characterize a voice disorder, to assess change over time, and to determine need for intervention. In this chapter, we discuss the importance of perceptual evaluation, differences between children’s and adults’ voices, perceptual aspects of voice, and how to conduct a perceptual evaluation of the pediatric voice.


Perceptual evaluation of voice Voice evaluation Perceptual features of children’s voices Children’s voice disorders Voice disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UW Voice and Swallow Clinics, UW HealthAmerican Family Children’s HospitalMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  3. 3.SSM Health, Department of Therapy ServicesSpeech Language PathologyMadisonUSA

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