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Therapy focus

Areas of concern Clearly there are many aspects of an atypical voice that could be addressed in any course aimed at ameliorating the effects of functional dysphonia. The current course focuses predominantly on the following broad areas. Understanding the mechanism of voice production. Improving auditory awareness/self-monitoring skills. Developing…

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Running Groups

Group mix The therapy groups are focused or topical, i.e. the clients all have similar difficulties and the therapy is focused on the same areas of concern. They are also time-limited, in that they are limited in the amount of time they will run – in this case,…

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Course Schedule

Example timeline This section provides an example outline of a complete course delivery schedule and suggestions for follow-up actions to be taken, and when, subsequent to clients completing the course. Clearly, local circumstances may necessitate varying this schedule to suit one’s own situation. Weeks 1-3 It is necessary…

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VOICE PACK 1: DESCRIPTION

Contents of Voice Pack 1 Functional Voice Difficulty Do’s and Don’ts Stopping Throat Clearing Abdominal Breathing Breathing Exercises Respiratory System Lifestyle and Vocal Behaviors Relaxation Audio (optional) Aims The aims of the first session are: [1] To explain what is meant by a functional voice difficulty…

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Functional Voice Difficulty

Instructions Referring to the information leaflet (written out immediately below and downloadable at the end of this page), a brief explanation of functional voice difficulty should be provided. The leaflet sets out the following information. Functional voice difficulty is explained as a voice difficulty in which the voice…

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Do’s and Don’ts

Instructions The voice therapist should introduce and lead a discussion around the vocal hygiene advice presented in the Do’s and Don’ts leaflet (reproduced immediately below and downloadable at the end of this page). As the name implies, vocal hygiene advice is presented in terms of what to do…

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