Glenn Bunting

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OBJECTIVE Northern Ireland has a high prevalence of childhood dental caries, reflecting heavy consumption of cariogenic snack foods. To develop a policy to promote and facilitate healthier eating, researchers, practitioners, and the school community formed a partnership, together creating the Boost Better Breaks (BBB) school-based policy. The policy was(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe (1) a cohort of children with paradoxical vocal-fold motion (PVFM) who were referred to a multidisciplinary airway center and (2) the outcomes of various treatment modalities including speech therapy, gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment, and psychiatric treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a case series with chart review(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish a normative pediatric acoustic database and to analyze the acoustic characteristics of the age groups studied. DESIGN Prospective gathering of acoustic parameters on healthy children aged 4 to 18 years. SETTING An outpatient pediatric otolaryngology clinic. PATIENTS A total of 335 children (165 girls and 170 boys) were evaluated.(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate normal pediatric voice frequency and perturbation measures with Voice Evaluation Suite (VES) and Multi Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP), determine the consistency of these measures over time, and understand which measures might be most useful for evaluating children with voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal study of(More)
IMPORTANCE This research contributes to the pediatric objective voice measurement database while identifying comparable measurements between 2 available voice analysis systems. OBJECTIVE To compare selective normative pediatric acoustic variables between the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP) and the Voice Evaluation Suite (VES) computerized voice(More)
IMPORTANCE Few studies have used objective measures to evaluate the development of the normal pediatric voice. Cepstral analysis of continuous speech samples is a reliable method for gathering acoustic data; however, it has not been used to examine the changes that occur with voice development. OBJECTIVE To establish and characterize acoustic patterns of(More)
OBJECTIVE Laryngeal diadochokinetic (L-DDK) rate is a measure of laryngeal neural integrity. The objectives for this study included the following: (1) establish the first comprehensive pediatric normative database for L-DDK rates (DDK) using the Voice Evaluation Suite, a computerized voice analysis program; and (2) analyze normal L-DDK rates for age and(More)
Laryngoplastic phonosurgery has evolved to become a dominant treatment modality for paralytic dysphonia. Current surgical procedures have addressed primarily the position of the musculomembranous vocal fold and the arytenoid in the axial and vertical planes. However. dynamic range capabilities and vocal flexibility have been limited secondary to the(More)