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Publications and Videos

Books

  • "Bare Branches" $18.00

    "Bare Branches" gives words in concrete images about how the author, Stephanie Mendel, interprets what she feels as she lives her life, including two poems about having spasmodic dysphonia. These books were donated to the NSDA by the author Stephanie Mendel and all proceeds from the sale of these books support the organization.

       
  • Easier Done than Said...Living with a Broken Voice $15.00
    Easier Done than Said...Living with a Broken Voice

    Author: Karen Feeley
    Written by those who suffer from SD, and professionals who work with SD patients, it is a compendium of shared experiences from within the SD community. For those who have been coping with SD for years, we hope this book will provide you with some new ideas to address current issues you might be facing. For those who are recently diagnosed or who are still seeking answers to this strange ailment, we hope this book will serve as a useful reference guide as you begin your journey through life with SD. For friends, family members, or co-workers of those with SD, we hope this book will help you to better understand the plight of people dealing with SD.

       
  • Easier Done than Said...Living with a Broken Voice - Intl $22.00
    Easier Done than Said...Living with a Broken Voice - Intl

    International Shipping Version
    Author: Karen Feeley
    Written by those who suffer from SD, and professionals who work with SD patients, it is a compendium of shared experiences from within the SD community. For those who have been coping with SD for years, we hope this book will provide you with some new ideas to address current issues you might be facing. For those who are recently diagnosed or who are still seeking answers to this strange ailment, we hope this book will serve as a useful reference guide as you begin your journey through life with SD. For friends, family members, or co-workers of those with SD, we hope this book will help you to better understand the plight of people dealing with SD.

       
  • Speechless: Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia $12.00
    Speechless: Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia

    Author: Dot Sowerby
    "Speechless: Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia?" is the biography of NSDA Board Member Dot Sowerby's experience with SD as told to Betty Schonauer. Also featured in the publication are I Climb Over My Voice by Jean Newcomer and An SD's Experience with Depression by French O'Shields, D.Min. as well as articles by Michael Rolnick, Ph.D. of William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and Michael Rontal, M.D. of Associates in Otolaryngology also in Michigan.

       
  • Prince Bear and Pauper Bear $16.00
    Prince Bear and Pauper Bear

    Author: Emily Lin
    This hard cover, beautifully illustrated book is about Pauper Bear who is a sad little teddy bear who longs to be loved. Prince Bear is a proud bear who loves himself. When their paths take different turns, the two bears discover that things do not happen as they expect. In the process, the two teddy bears come to experience love and friendship with new perspectives. This picture book is written for children from five years old and up, and also for younger children whose parents and guardians are reading with them. It has many themes which can appeal at several levels - love and charity towards others, having a heart to share with siblings & friends, going beyond appearances and also about second chances in life. This story was inspired by author Emily Lim's own personal struggles of coping with Spasmodic Dysphonia for the past nine years.

    Please note: A limited quantity of these books were donated to the NSDA by the author Emily Lim and the proceeds from the sale of this book supports the organization.

       

Brochures

  • 2011 Central Regional Symposium Summary Free!

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  • Botulinum Toxin Tracking Chart Free!

    For download only
    Keep track of results from botulinum toxin injections.

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  • Employment and SD Free!

    For download only
    This 2-page information sheet gives an overview of some options when working with SD including a list of jobs that have lower voice demands.

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  • Highlights from the 5th International Dystonia Symposium Free!

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  • Job Interviews and SD Free!

    For download only
    This 2-page information sheet gives an overview of some options when interviewing for a job and having SD.

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  • NSDA 2012 Western Regional Symposium Summary Free!

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  • NSDA Brain Donor Registration Form Free!

    For download only
    Please download and return this form to the NSDA to become a Brain Donor.

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  • NSDA Information Sheet Free!

    For download only
    This one-page sheet provides an overview of the services of the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.

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  • Qualifying for Disability Benefits Free!

    Author: Mark D. DeBofsky
    For download only
    This 4-page article provides an overview of Qualifying for Disability Benefits.

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  • Resources for Personal Voice Amplifiers Free!

    For download only
    This one-page information sheet provides resources for personal voice amplifiers to help project a soft voice that can by caused by spasmodic dysphonia.

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  • Spasmodic Dysphonia Fact Sheet Free!

    For download only
    An overview of Spasmodic Dysphonia and common questions about the disorder.

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  • Spasmodic Dysphonia Fact Sheet in Spanish Free!

    For download only
    An overview of Spasmodic Dysphonia and common questions about the disorder in Spanish.

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  • Tampa Bay Walk-A-Thon Sheet Free!

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  • Telecommunication Options for People with SD Free!

    For download only
    This 4-page information sheet provides an overview of telecommunication options for people with SD including operator assisted and non-operator assisted resources

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  • Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia Free!

    This brochure is produced by the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association and it examines the symptoms, causes, and treatments for spasmodic dysphonia along with an explanation of the goal of the NSDA.

       
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia General Kit Free!

    The introduction packet includes information on the symptoms of and treatment for spasmodic dysphonia along with a copy of the NSDA Newsletter.

       
  • Insurance Assistance Approval and the Appeal Process Free!

    For download only
    The NSDA has prepared this booklet to assist with insurance approvals and appeals for the treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia with botulinum toxin type A.

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  • Three-Fold Wallet Card on Spasmodic Dysphonia $0.10

    This handy business-size card explains what is spasmodic dysphonia. [Can be purchased in bulk quantities.]

       
  • Treatment Options for SD: Surgical Procedures $0.20

    This brochure outlines the various surgical procedures for the treatment of spasmodic dysphonia including thyroplasty, denervation procedures, and other procedures.

       

Newsletters

  • NSDA Newsletter $40.00

    Produced by the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, the NSDA Newsletter gives updates of scientific research and current happenings. We ask for a voluntary membership of $40 to join the NSDA. You will receive a subscription to the NSDA Newsletter and become part of a network of SD patients and friends.

       

Videos/Tapes/CD

  • Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia DVD $15.00
    Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia DVD

    The "Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia" DVD contains over an hour of interviews including an overview of Spasmodic Dysphonia; discussions with healthcare experts about diagnosis, treatment, and research; patient interviews including NPR journalist Diane Rehm and singer Jimmie Rodgers, along with voice samples of the disorder. The DVD is appropriate for persons affected with Spasmodic Dysphonia, family members and friends, healthcare professionals and others who are interested in Spasmodic Dysphonia and its impact on people's lives.

       
  • Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia DVD - PAL Version $18.00
    Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia DVD - PAL Version

    Please note: This is the PAL Version of the DVD which will play on DVD players outside of North America.
    "Understanding Spasmodic Dysphonia" DVD contains over an hour of interviews including an overview of Spasmodic Dysphonia; discussions with healthcare experts about diagnosis, treatment, and research; patient interviews including NPR journalist Diane Rehm and singer Jimmie Rodgers, along with voice samples of the disorder. The DVD is appropriate for persons affected with Spasmodic Dysphonia, family members and friends, healthcare professionals and others who are interested in Spasmodic Dysphonia and its impact on people's lives.

       
  • 2008 Sympsoium DVD $25.00
    2008 Sympsoium DVD

    Two-disk DVD set of the 2008 NSDA Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Speakers include Drs. Perla Thulin, Mark LeDoux, Marshall Smith, Nelson Roy, Mark Courey, Carolyn Baylor, Tanya Eadie, Kristine Tanner, Christy Ludlow, along with Karen Adler Feeley, Chip Hanauer, and Larry Kolasa.

       
  • 2008 NSDA Symposium DVDs - PAL Version $30.00
    2008 NSDA Symposium DVDs - PAL Version

    Please note: This is the PAL Version of the DVD which will play on DVD players outside of North America.
    Two-disk DVD set of the 2008 NSDA Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Speakers include Drs. Perla Thulin, Mark LeDoux, Marshall Smith, Nelson Roy, Mark Courey, Carolyn Baylor, Tanya Eadie, Kristine Tanner, Christy Ludlow, along with Karen Adler Feeley, Chip Hanauer, and Larry Kolasa.

       

Awareness Materials

  • Awareness Poster "Unmask the Mystery" Free!
    Awareness Poster

    Produced by the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA), this 11" x 17" color poster features "Unmask the Mystery of Spasmodic Dysphonia."

       
  • NSDA Proclamations - Samples Free!
    NSDA Proclamations - Samples

    During Dystonia Awareness Week, we ask local public officials to declare dystonia awareness week. This sample has the wording for the NSDA's version of the proclamation.

       
  • Waiting Room Literature Kit Free!
    Waiting Room Literature Kit

    Produced by the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA), this kit is designed for the physician's waiting room and includes the NSDA brochures and a brochure holder along with sample copies of available brochures.

       
  • Easier Done than Said Awareness Poster Free!

    For download only
    Use this 8.5 x 11 poster to help raise awareness about spasmodic dysphonia.

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  • Easier Done than Said Awareness Poster for Support Groups Free!

    For download only
    Use this 8.5 x 11 poster to help raise awareness about spasmodic dysphonia and let people know about your local support group. There is a small white box to write-in contact information regarding your group or contact the NSDA for labels.

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  • World Voice Day Proclamation Sample Free!

    For download only
    Obtaining an official World Voice Day proclamation from a mayor or governor's office can be an excellent opportunity to generate media attention about Spasmodic Dysphonia. Provided in this PDF is some guidance for obtaining a proclamation.

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The NSDA strives to provide education information to help affected-persons and their families better understand the causes, symptoms, and treatments for SD. In addition, the NSDA produces awareness materials to help promote and increase recognition of spasmodic dysphonia. NSDA provides funds for research for a cure and better treatment for SD.