Does my Child Have a Voice Problem?

Children can have problems with their voice at one time or another, perhaps caused by a cold or “losing” his or her voice. Some voice problems last only for a short time. Others may last longer. Therapy may be necessary.


We have Speech-Language Pathologists who specialize in treating Voice Disorders in children.

For more information on Voice Problems

Call our office at (208) 535-1286

Visit The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/voice/

Signs
  • Roughness of voice
  • Breathiness
  • Strained
  • Abnormal pitch or volume
  • Loss of voice
Causes
  • Vocal fold abnormalities
  • Inflammation or trauma of the larynx
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Vocal fatigue
  • Anxiety or depression
Symptoms
  • Decreased vocal endurance
  • Variable vocal quality during the day
  • Running out of breath quickly
  • Frequent coughing or throat clearing
  • Excessive throat tension/pain/tenderness