Treatment Options

Katherine White, MA, CCC-SLP, engages a child in voice therapy.A wide range of treatments are available for children with voice, resonance, and swallowing disorders, including:

  • Voice therapy
  • Katherine White, MA, CCC-SLP, engages a child in voice therapy.
  • Vocal hygiene (optimizing vocal technique) and direct voice therapy
  • Laryngeal framework surgery
  • Laryngeal reconstruction
  • Pharmacologic intervention
  • Phono-microsurgery
  • BOTOX® injections
  • Pharyngeal flaps and other soft palate surgeries

Minimally invasive techniques, such as ultrasound-guided BOTOX® injections into the salivary glands, can address swallowing problems complicated by drooling or salivary aspiration. BOTOX® injections have proven to be a safe and highly effective way to address these conditions, and they may be not only a therapeutic, but a diagnostic step in deciding whether a more aggressive surgery is needed. 

"State-of-the-art" technology not only ensures accurate diagnosis but also provides objective measures of treatment success.BOTOX® injections are also diagnostically and therapeutically beneficial for certain swallowing disorders such as cricopharyngeal achalasia where the entrance into the GI tract does not open properly. Although less common in children, certain movement disorders of the voice box are best treated with this minimally invasive approach.

When surgery is indicated, our doctors are experienced in performing the latest techniques for correcting the condition, including the full range of microlaryngeal surgical procedures, such as injection laryngoplasty for treating vocal cord paralysis, phonomicrosurgery for masses of the vocal chords, and other soft palate and pharyngeal procedures for treating resonance problems.