Articles about Assessment

Evaluation of Singer's Voice Quality by Means of Visual Pattern Recognition
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e21-127.e30

The article presents a description of the algorithm of singing voice quality assessment that uses selected methods from the field of digital image processing and recognition. It adopts the assumption that an audio signal with recorded vocal exercise can be ...

Validation of the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as a Screening Tool for Voice Disorders: Development of Clinical Cutoff Scores
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 130-144

The purposes of this study were to (1) evaluate the performance of the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID--a multivariate estimate of dysphonia severity) as a potential screening tool for voice disorder identification and (2) identify potential clinical cutoff scores ...

Development and Validation of the Children's Voice Handicap Index-10 for Parents
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 120-126

The Children's Voice Handicap Index-10 (CVHI-10) was introduced as a tool for self-assessment of children's dysphonia. However, in the management of children with voice disorders, both parents' and children's perspectives play an important role. Because a self-tool including both a ...

Vocal Characteristics of Elderly Women Engaged in Aerobics in Private Institutions of Salvador, Bahia
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e9-127.e19

Purpose: To characterize the voice of elderly people engaged in aerobics. Methods: Collection of phonation /a:/ from 58 elderly people engaged in aerobics for perceptual voice analysis (RASATI scale) and computed acoustics (Multi Dimensional Voice Program Advanced, software of Kay ...

The Low Mandible Maneuver and Its Resonential Implications for Elite Singers
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 128.e13-128.e32

Many elite singers appear to frequently drop the posterior mandible while singing to optimize resonance production. This study investigated the physiology of the Low Mandible Maneuver (LMM) through the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), and spectrographic analysis. ...

Four Notions On the Qualities of Cooperating Music Teachers
Arts Education Policy Review (2016) Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 117-129

This article develops criteria for the selection, professional development, and assessment of cooperating teachers through four "notions." These notions suggest that cooperating teachers might (1) possess knowledge of educational theory and practice; (2) understand the importance of context in education; ...

Behavior Assessment Battery: A Pilot Study of the Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Correlates Surrounding Spasmodic Dysphonia
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 53-60

This study investigates if adults with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) report to experience anxiety and voice problems in particular situations, indicate the presence of negative speech-associated attitude, and/or the use of coping behaviors, by means of the Behavior Assessment Battery ...

Hyperfunctional Voice Disorder in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A Phenotypic Characteristic?
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 114-119

The purpose of this study was to detect specific vocal aerodynamic patterns in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients and to define a possible new phenotypic feature of this disorder that must be diagnosed and treated. Seventy-nine children aged 5-13 ...

Validation of the Brazilian Version of the Voice Disability Coping Questionnaire
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 247.e13-247.e21

Purpose: To perform the validation of the Brazilian version of the Voice Disability Coping Questionnaire (B-VDCQ) using procedures according to the Scientific Advisory Committee of Medical Outcomes Trust and psychometric analyses to determine the scales validity and reliability. In the ...

Screening for Voice Disorders in Older Adults (Rastreamento de Alterações Vocais em Idosos-RAVI)-Part I: Validity Evidence Based on Test Content and Response Processes
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 246.e9-246.e17

Purpose: To identify the validity evidence based on the content and response processes of the Rastreamento de Alterações Vocais em Idosos (RAVI; "Screening for Voice Disorders in Older Adults"), an epidemiologic screening for voice disorders in older adults. Criteria for ...