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This textbook offers an ideal balance of voice science with voice treatments, examining traditional interventions as well as recent advances in cellular therapies, muscle strength training, and treatments for special populations such as singers and actors and those with complex medical conditions. The Third Edition expands the approaches to voice therapy and better defines clinical decision making with information about humanistic communication strategies, adherence, and the variables that influence patient outcomes. The authors have categorized therapy approaches in terms of type, such as symptomatic, combined modality, and hygienic. For each approach, they describe specific treatment methods, case examples, and expected outcomes. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Two new chapters on the topics of the immune system and laryngeal reflexesReorganized for a greater flow of information and reader response to content, with revisions to every chapterCurrent research and demographic statistics updated for voice uses with updated references, weblinks, and glossaryA thoroughly updated chapter on voice therapy techniques, expanded to include a description of therapy approaches and instructions to use with the patient, as well as more detail on humanistic communication, cultural diversity, and adherenceAdditional patient case examples throughout the Vocal Pathology and Voice Therapy chaptersThe Performers chapter is enhanced with detailed cases and strategies to promote singers health, along with sample exercises to try when treating injured singing voicesUpdated information regarding head and neck cancer statistics, clinical pathways and treatment outcomes, with comprehensive case studies included *Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.