Speech, Language, & Voice Disorders
- Neuro-laryngology includes vocal-cord paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia
- Stuttering, a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables or words are repeated or prolonged, disrupting the normal flow of speech
- Speech-Motor Compromise includes aphasia and dysarthria
Your larynx, which includes the vocal cords, is a complex structure that resides between your throat (the pharynx) and the airway leading to the lungs (the trachea). The coordinated movements of speech can be highly susceptible to disruption by neurologic disorders such as Parkinson's disease , essential tremor , stroke , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , multiple sclerosis and dystonia . It is important to have a diverse team of specialists to diagnose and manage any problems with a vocal disorder.
Our team will work closely with your primary care physician to provide effective symptom management if you are suffering from vocal cord disorders. The approach we follow will integrate experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, speech therapists and others health care professionals as needed.
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