Children may have a voice problem when they experience:
- A hoarse, husky, croaky, strained, strangled or shaky voice.
- A voice that is too soft to be heard easily.
- A voice that sounds higher or lower in pitch than people of the same age and gender.
- A voice that doesn’t have it’s usual variation and flexibility in pitch and loudness.
- A feeling that it is an effort to use their voice.
- A tight, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or sore throat during and/or after talking.
- A need to cough or clear the throat during and/or after talking.
- A feeling of a tired voice after talking.