Behavioral treatment of functional aphonia

Robert C. Marshall, Mary T. Watts

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This case report describes the procedures employed and problems encountered in a vocal rehabilitation program for a man 48-yr-old with a 3-yr history of functional aphonia. Results suggest that the speech pathologist, using a combination of voice and behavior therapy techniques, can successfully treat the patient with functional aphonia. The patient exhibited a normal voice at the end of a 30-session program and at 2 and 6 months' follow-ups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1975

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Funding Information:
*Requests for reprints may be sent to Robert C. Marshall, MIRS-5468, Speech Pathology Service, V.A. Hospital, Portland, Orgeon 97207. This study was conducted at the V.A. Hospital, Portland Orgeon while the second author was involved in a clinical traineeship sponsored by the Veterans Administration.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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