Evaluating the Effectiveness of Voice Therapy
Functional, Organic and Neurogenic Voice Disorders
Paul Carding, Dip CCS., PhD., FRCSLT

First published almost 17 years ago, and in demand throughout, Evaluating Voice Therapy: Measuring the Effectiveness of Voice Therapy was one of the first books to address the need for a robust evidence base for the treatment of functional voice disorders. .

Now re-titled, this edition addresses the major advances in the evaluation of treatment of a range of voice disorders (functional, organic and neurogenic). The book is almost doubled in size and still retains the practical appeal and hands-on value of its predecessor. A number of core chapters are retained and re-written including Understanding the importance of study design and Choosing voice outcome measures. There are five major chapters that identify, summarise and critically appraise the literature pertaining to voice therapy efficacy for Functional Voice Disorders, Vocal Nodules, Organic Voice Disorders, Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis and Parkinson’s Disease Voice Disorder. The book is organized so that voice clinicians and researchers will be able to quickly locate and understand the evidence base for specific client groups.



List of Contributors

Forewords by:

Prof Robert Hillman (Harvard USA)

Prof Janet Wilson (Newcastle University UK)

Prof Martin Birchall (University College London UK)


1. The need for evidence of treatment effectiveness. Paul Carding

2. The importance of study design. Paul Carding

3. The effectiveness of voice therapy for functional voice disorders. Marianne Bos-Clark and Paul Carding

4. The effectiveness of voice therapy for vocal nodules. Sherry Fu and Paul Carding 

5. The effectiveness of voice therapy for organic voice disorders (mass lesions). Sue Jones and Paul Carding

6. The effectiveness of voice therapy for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Chloe Walton and Paul Carding

7. The effectiveness of voice therapy for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Patricia Gillivan-Murphy and Paul Carding

8. Techniques for measuring change in voice over time. Paul Carding

9. The future. Paul Carding

About the Author

Paul Carding is currently Professor of Speech Pathology at Australian National Catholic University (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne). He is also Senior Research Fellow at University College London UK, Honorary Professor at Newcastle University, UK and Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, UK.

With 25 years of senior clinical experience in voice disorders working in a national centre of excellence at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), Professor Carding has secured over $8 million in nationally funded research grants, and has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles, three books and nine book chapters. He has also supervised over 20 Ph.D. and Masters students to completion.


2017. 208 pages. ISBN 978-1-909082-56-4.  Paperback. 254x178mm (7 x 10")

Price: £40.00

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