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Expert Care for Voice Disorders

When your child has a voice problem, you want an experienced team to provide care. The Nemours Children's Voice Program includes speech-language pathologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists.

Our team understands all the voice problems kids can experience. That includes having trouble with pitch, volume and voice quality that make it hard for listeners to understand what a child is saying. 

We’ll work with you and your child to help them find their voice again.

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Find the voice disorder specialists closest to you: 

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See a Nemours speech-language pathologist show you how to do neck and shoulder muscles stretches to help prevent vocal cord attacks.

Vocal cord dysfunction means that the vocal cords partially close during breathing, so air has more trouble getting through. Find out how to help.
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Conditions & Treatments

We treat different kinds of voice problems, including:

Ongoing Hoarseness

makes the voice crackle and sound rough or breathy

Vocal Cord Paralysis 

when the nerves in the vocal cords don’t work

Vocal Nodules 

calluses, or a hard formation of tissue, on the vocal cords — a common cause of hoarseness

Empowering Kids to Use Their Voices Well

At Nemours, our Voice Program team will evaluate your child and design a plan to meet their specific needs.

  • We’re coordinated and compassionate. Our team of speech-language pathologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists work hand-in-hand with each other and you to care for your child. We’re ready to address medical concerns and any needed changes in behavior that can improve the function of your child’s vocal cords.
  • We offer complete care. One of our speech-language pathologists and an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist will do a full evaluation of your child. They’ll look at how your child’s voice box and vocal cords are working and provide follow-up care as needed.
  • We treat vocal cord dysfunction. Vocal cord dysfunction is when the vocal cords partially close during breathing. The condition can make it hard for a child to breathe. Our team sees lots of kids with this condition and we’re recognized for our expertise at diagnosing and treating it.
  • We offer personalized “vocal hygiene” instruction. Our speech-language pathologists will spend time one-on-one with your child to help them learn healthy breathing and speaking techniques and tackle habits (like throat clearing or talking loudly).
  • 200+ Kids we care for each year
  • 6 Clinicians on our team
  • 3 Age at which kids can start voice therapy
  • 6+ Specialists we work closely with