This book on voice disorders in children is an excellent text. It is beautifully organized, cogently written, and makes liberal use of the Netter drawings. It includes a good glossary, and the references cited are extensive and recent.
Wilson advocates a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of children with voice problems and makes recommendations to help the speech therapist conduct better evaluations.
The author acknowledges the difficulty of working with young children to whom the terms "high" and "low" can be confusing. He provides suggestions for visual concomitants that might make the differences in voice pitch meaningful to the children. After differentiating between vocal abuse and vocal misuse, Wilson presents chapters on special areas, eg, velopharyngeal incompetence and hearing loss. Although it is necessary to present these problems in a comprehensive survey of voice disorders, I believe that both these areas require highly specialized expertise for evaluation and treatment. The