2. Executing the Treatment Plan: Singing Voice Rehabilitation
Armed with knowledge from the medical and behavioral evaluation, the speech pathologist must consider medical diagnosis, vocal hygiene and vocal demand, vocal efficiency and conditioning, and emotional aspects to maximize rehabilitation outcomes. Therapeutic decision-making should be informed by current understanding of vocal pathology, principles of voice science and therapy, and knowledge in the realm of vocal pedagogy. It is key to balance the evidenced-based practice of voice therapy, pedagogical concepts, and the artistic requirements of the style in which the patient is singing to provide options to maximize vocal health and efficiency while not imparting judgment on the patient’s vocal choices/style.