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The Brain Wiring Behind a Frustrating Speech Disorder


Wall Street Journal - Oct 31, 2016
Her work aims to decipher how abnormalities in different brain areas give rise to spasmodic dysphonia, a rare neurological disorder that causes spasms of the vocal cords and disrupts people's ability to speak normally. Another researcher, Edward Chang, ...
 

News from the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting: Structural Differences Observed in Spasmodic ...


LWW Journals - Nov 18, 2016
Researchers reported structural differences in the brain between spasmodic dysphonia patients with different phenotypes and between those who have a family history of the disorder and those who don't. BALTIMORE — Structural differences in the brain ...
 

'I feel like Shirley Collins': the English folk singer returns to music


CBC.ca - Nov 29, 2016
"I feel like Shirley Collins again," says the English folk singer on her return to music. Shirley Collins released, Lodestar, her first album in 38 years earlier this month after a long battle with dysphonia. "I couldn't sing even to myself indoors ...
 

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Free to Speak: Overcoming Spasmodic Dysphonia: A Non-Drug Holistic Rehabilitation Model


by: Connie M. Pike
Connie Pike, a Speech-Language Pathologist, was diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia in 2005. She was able to learn to mange this condition and overcome all handicaps associated with it through a multi-disiplinary holistic approach. This book describes her journey of recovery and offers an appendix of exercises for self-help and for other Speech therapists to guide their SD clients on the way to becoming "free to speak" again.
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Speechless: Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia


by: Betty Schonauer, Jean Newcomer, Dot Sowerby
"Speechless: Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia" describes one woman's life with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological movement disorder that affects the vocal cords. Two additional stories are included in the publication: "I Climb Over My Voice" by Jean Newcomer and "An SD's Experience with Depression" by French O'Shields, D.Min. Medical essays are also included.
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Free to Speak II: Successful Long Term Management of Spasmodic Dysphonia: Holistic Voice Rehabilitation


by: Connie M Pike M.A.
This follow up to Free to Speak: Overcoming Spasmodic Dysphonia, 2005, is solid proof that the model works. The possibility of re-grooving voice production beyond the prison of SD to freedom in voicing is demonstrated in case studies and backed up by efficacy data. This book is a must have for anyone suffering from SD or serious voice dysfunction and the professionals who treat them. Therapy tips and strategies are outlined so the book can guide the patient, perhaps in collaboration with their therapist, to become free to speak again.
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Easier Done than Said: Living with a Broken Voice


by: Karen Adler Feeley
Easier Done than Said: Living with a Broken Voice" is designed to address the challenges associated with Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD), a rare neurological disorder that affects the vocal cords. Written by those who suffer from SD, and professionals who work with SD patients, it is a compendium of shared experiences from within the SD community. Whether you are new to SD, have been living with it for a while, or are interacting with someone who has SD, the most important message that you can take from this book is this: you are not alone.
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Spasmodic Dysphonia Voice Samples


A variety of voice samples from patients diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia.
 

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Functional Dysphonia (Nonorganic): A Cause for Unexplained Voice Loss


This video gives an example of a patient who had been having a voice problem for several months. The clinician discovered that her voice problem was a ...
 

Spastic Dysphonia


Spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) is a voice disorder characterized by involuntary movements or spasms of one or more muscles of the larynx (vocal ...
 

Muscle Tension Dysphonia with Otolaryncologist Dr. Lindsey Arviso


http://bestdocsnetwork.com/dallas-and-fort-worth/lindsey-arviso/ Sonya began to lose her voice every day. Watch as Dr. Lindsey Arviso talks about Muscle ...