Explain the assessment of voice disorders.
When evaluating or assessing a voice disorder, there are many steps that must be followed through. First, the patient must ALWAYS be medically evaluated before a SLP can see them. After getting medically evaluated, we then can continue with the SLP evaluation. The SLP evaluation steps in order are: getting the case history, having an interview, performing an oral peripheral examination, hearing screening, speech and language sampling, and doing a measurement and assessment of vocal behaviors.