At the Pacific Voice Conference in San Francisco on Oct 11-13, 1991, Herbert Dedo, M.D., Krzysztoi Izdebski, and Ph.D. Dan Boone, Ph.D., among others, denied there is success for spastic dysphonia (SD) by voice therapy.
A letter to SD patients.
The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) misinforms, misleads, misdirects those with the problem called Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) to these websites of special interest, the Medical dystonia association, and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA). ASHA’s website directs those with SD to the websites to seek Botox for SD, and/or surgery. The NSDA guarantees there are no cures of SD. The NSDA is given generous donations of money from Allergan the maker of Botox.
The medical orientation says there are no cures of Spasmodic Dysphonia. Dr. Morton Cooper is the only Doctor in the world reporting ongoing cures by Direct Voice Rehabilitation (DVR) of the spasmodic voice (SD) (adductor, abductor and mixed) as well as many other types of voice problems for over 30 years.
At the 1998 Pacific Voice Conference I presented cures of SD by Direct Voice Rehabilitation (DVR). I presented cures of people who had been diagnosed with the most severe SD by the UCLA Medical Center’s Head and Neck Division, considered as one of the foremost hospitals and medical centers in the world.
As you may be aware, I have demonstrated for many years that my exclusive non-invasive technique called Direct Voice Rehabilitation (DVR) can achieve dramatic results with spasmodic dysphonia (SD). This includes not only improvement or recovery but also cures. I’m writing to bring these results to your attention in the hope that you may find this information useful in your own practice as an alternative to invasive approaches.