Voice disorders generally affect the “quality” of your child’s speech. They may include problems with pitch, loudness level or resonance. In addition, a child may have chronic hoarseness secondary to vocal abuse (frequent yelling, misusing voice, etc.)
If you suspect your child has a voice disorder, consult with his/her doctor and/or a speech pathologist. Prior to treating a voice disorder, medical consultation is necessary, due to the physical nature of the problem.