Voice Science™ offers voice assessment for kids in Melbourne.
Our clinicians are fun and vivacious and have experience working with children and adolescents in a practical and entertaining manner.
The first step in the process is a diagnostic assessment of your child’s voice. This will involve an examination of their current voice behaviours in a non-intrusive and approachable manner. A report will be provided that details the main aspects that are impacting on the voice. Treatment that then follows is individual and tailored to each client’s needs. If required a referral to a paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist (ENT) will occur. We can also work closely with your child’s GP or Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon.
Diagnostic voice assessment is the first stop if you are concerned about your child’s voice production or quality. We are able to provide assessment and voice therapy for children in Melbourne to remediate a variety of conditions and concerns including:
- Vocal nodules
- Idiosyncratic voice production
- Puberphonia/ mutational falsetto (if your teenage boy is having difficulty speaking with a low pitch despite the onset of puberty
- If your child has a hoarse or rough voice
- If your child has lost their voice
- Your child’s voice quality, resonance and pronunciation if they are hearing impaired
- Management of your child or teenagers voice if they are performers
- Children or adolescents with Gender Dysphoria who wish to alter the pitch of their speaking voice during gender transition
After the assessment session we will put in place voice therapy measures that are evidence based in order to improve voice quality, acoustic output, prevent vocal fatigue and optimise the health and flexibility of your child’s voice. Referral will be recommended if required to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, pending the outcome of voice assessment findings.
Voice Science™ is also equipped to provide management of the vocal demands of child performers. voice. We work clinically and artistically to rehabilitate and optimise vocal technique in all performers that have voice problems. All sessions for child performers are undertaken by our Chief Speech Pathologist, Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez who is also a professional performer. Sarah holds both a Master of Speech Pathology and a Master of Opera Performance. She is passionate about restoring voice to performers experiencing vocal injuries.