Princeton Child Voice Case History

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The case history forms we chose to use are the ASHA voice case history and the Princeton child voice case history. We chose to use these forms since they provide a thorough look at the patient’s habits, lifestyle choices, home conditions and medical history. These forms ask specific questions regarding patient’s breathing style and patterns, which are crucial when doing a voice evaluation. Directions: To give these evaluation measures, try to have the patient fill out as much as they can beforehand. When using the pediatric form, have the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) fill out the questions. If the child is old enough to understand their situation, encourage the child to fill out the appropriate forms with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Filling out the form ahead of time will ensure that patient is not rushed or feeling pressured to fill out the form, and they can do it at their leisure. The patient should be instructed to fill out what they can, and if there are any questions or uncertainties, they can be reviewed during the first session. Regardless, the first voice session will include a thorough review of the case history form between the speech-language pathologist and the patient, to ensure complete understanding and accuracy of the…show more content…
These questions can identify any possible red flags that may be a contributing factor to a voice pathology. A case history provides a deeper look into a patient’s personal life, and asks questions that a patient may not think to otherwise mention during a consultation. This form is crucial for identifying any extraneous variable that may have an impact on the voice problem, and give a clinician a thorough understanding of the patient’s lifestyle and responsibilities that may impact their voice. The case history form can also influence clinical decisions regarding realistic treatment styles and goals for each patient’s individual
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