Red Flags

Your child may have a voice disorder if:

  • He/she is consistently hoarse
  • He/she talks with a breathy/raspy/strained voice
  • He/she constantly loses his/her voice


Traditional therapy approach includes:

  • Eliminating vocal abuses (ex. excessive screaming, coughing, and/or throat clearing)
  • Relaxation
  • Using a soft/easy voice

Parental Suggestions

  • Model “inside” voice
  • Try to identify vocal abuses
  • Drink a lot of water