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  • Chronic Hoarseness for Parents

    Misuse of the vocal cords — caused by such things as repetitive screaming, yelling, or using the voice in an unnatural way — can lead to chronic hoarseness. Learn how to get the voice back into perfect pitch.

  • Laryngoscopy for Parents

    Laryngoscopy, a visual exam of the voicebox and airway, can help discover the causes of voice and breathing problems, throat or ear pain, and other bothersome symptoms.

  • Speech Impairments Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents

    What teachers should know about students with speech impairments, and what teachers can do to help them succeed in school.

  • Communication and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old for Parents

    Communicating with a child is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Learn how to connect with your 6- to 12-year-old.

  • Communication and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old for Parents

    Teens spend much of the day outside the home, but it's important that you take time every day to talk with your teen to share opinions, ideas, and information.

  • Ears, Nose, Throat/Speech & Hearing - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Get info on health problems that can affect the ears, nose, or throat.

  • Speech-Language Therapy for Parents

    Working with a certified speech-language pathologist can help a child with speech or language difficulties.

  • X-Ray Exam: Neck for Parents

    A neck X-ray can help diagnose many conditions, including stridor, croup, hoarseness due to swelling in or near the airways, and problems with tonsils and adenoids.

  • Goiters and Thyroid Nodules for Parents

    An enlarged thyroid gland is a lump that can be felt under the skin at the front of the neck. When it's big enough to see easily, it's called a goiter. A thyroid nodule is a lump or enlarged area in the thyroid gland.

  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction for Parents

    Vocal cord dysfunction means that the vocal cords partially close during breathing, so air has more trouble getting through.