Posted @withregram • @slp.stephen Wanna know one cool metric you can use to help you differentially diagnose stuttering vs. cluttering?🤓
Using a client’s ratio of nonstuttering-like disfluencies to stuttering-like disfluencies to see if they have an “excessive NONstuttering-like disfluencies” (a symptom of cluttering).🔥
1️⃣ Divide the number of the client’s nonstuttering-like disfluencies by their stuttering-like disfluencies.➗
E.g. 12 nonstuttering-like disfluencies/4 stuttering-like disfluencies = 3.0
2️⃣ If the ratio is greater than 1.0, it’s more towards cluttering.➕ If it’s less than 1.0, it’s more like stuttering.➖
3️⃣ A ratio greater than 2.9 is considered a STRONG symptom💪🏻 of cluttering and a ratio less than 0.9 is strongly considered a stuttering symptom.
(Van Zaalen-op’t Hof, Wijnen, & De Jonckere, 2009).
Hope that helps! Shoutout to @zoah.speech for the request.🤘🏻🤘🏻...
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What are vocal fold cysts?
⚡️VF Cysts are fluid-filled growths on the VFs
⚡️Typically unilateral but can be bilateral.
⚡️Congenital or acquired – no clear etiology.
⚡️Appear as white or translucent, round or oval-shaped, and can occur anywhere on the vocal fold, usually unilaterally.
⚡️Create an area of stiffness on the VF which is easily noted with video stroboscopy and can be easily missed with laryngeal endoscopy.
⚡️Surgical resection is the recommended treatment with voice therapy post-treatment to focus on improving vocal quality.
🧑⚕️Although SLPs do not *diagnose* structural abnormalities or pathology, we must describe both the function of the larynx and its anatomic features during our imaging exams and refer to physicians who can further evaluate and make appropriate medical diagnoses.
SLPs can describe the laryngeal anomalies by shape, size, laterality, color, and function (e.g., hypomobile or immobile).
💻To learn more, search "laryngeal pathologies" in the Collective Resource Library and check out these references:
🌟Kraimer, K. L., & Husain, I. (2019). Updated Medical and Surgical Treatment for Common Benign Laryngeal Lesions. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 52(4), 745–757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otc.2019.03.017
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