Speech and Language Therapy for Children with Voice Disorders in Secondary Care

Request for funding for access to speech and language therapy in secondary care for patients aged 18 and under.

Related keywords
Aphonia, Dysphonia
Who can apply
Referral routes
Criteria Based Access

A voice disorder may present as a total loss of voice (aphonia) or change to the voice (dysphonia) in terms of quality, pitch, resonance and volume. This can range from mild to severe and can be consistent or inconsistent. The cause of a voice disorder can be due to accidents, neurological or systemic conditions, surgical procedures, viral infections, cancer, vocal abuse and misuse, emotional stress, trauma and illness.

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Description: Paediatric Speech Therapy Policy (Revised)