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Voice Disorders Content Development


Content for ASHA's Practice Portal is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the Voice Disorders page:

  • Julie M. Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer N. Craig, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Archie B. Harmon, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Robert E. Hillman, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Rita R. Patel, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Bari Hoffman Ruddy, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Joseph C. Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Yumi A. Sumida, MS, MFA, CCC-SLP
  • Kristine Tanner, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Miriam R. van Mersbergen, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Laura Purcell Verdun, MA, CCC-SLP

In addition, ASHA thanks the American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS Speech, Voice and Swallowing Committee members and ASHA Special Interest Division 3, Voice and Voice Disorders Steering Committee members whose work was foundational to the development of this content.

The members of the AAO-HNS Speech, Voice and Swallowing Committee included Robert Sataloff, Jonathan Aviv, Mary Beaver, Alison Behrman (ASHA representative), Mark Courey, Glendon Gardner, Norman Hogikyan, Christy Ludlow (ASHA representative), Roger Nuss, Clark Rosen, Mark Shikowitz, Robert Stachler, Lee Akst, and Susan Sedory Holzer (staff liaison).

The members of the ASHA Special Interest Division 3, Voice and Voice Disorders Steering Committee included Leslie Glaze (coordinator), Bernice Klaben, Lori Lombard, Mary Sandage (associate coordinator), Susan Thibeault, and Michelle Ferketic (ex officio). Celia Hooper, vice president for professional practices (2003–2005), served as monitoring vice president for ASHA.

Citing Practice Portal Pages

The recommended citation for this Practice Portal page is:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). Voice Disorders.  (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

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