This packet includes two 2- page PDFs. The first is a patient education handout explaining paradoxical vocal fold movement/ vocal cord dysfunction to patients, discussing how irritable larynx syndrome causes the vocal cords to become hypersensitive over time, etc. The second PDF is a patient handout explaining relaxation techniques and rescue breathing strategies for PVFM/ VCD.... Be sure to also download our free PDF version of Fowler's VCD Questionnaire if you don't have a copy already! It's a great tool for helping to tease out PVFM/ VCD from other related conditions. We often use the chronic cough handout (also available in our speech store) along with these at our clinic, as chronic cough is often a big factor with these patients.

PVFM/ VCD Handout and Techniques