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Managing the Speaking Environment

Types of speaking environments The Department of Education, Victoria, Australia (DET, 2000), recommends that if you use your voice extensively in the following environments (at work or outside of work), you will likely benefit from arranging for changes to be made to these environments and/or from being…

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Maximizing Your Physical and Emotional Health

Looking after yourself People are a business’s most important resource. Your voice is, arguably, your most important asset. If you don’t look after your voice, who will? It’s something only you can do. Whatever job you do (whether in paid employment, volunteering or as a stay-at-home parent…

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Mindfulness of Breathing

Overview This relaxation technique allows us time to slow down, to focus our attention and to calm our body and mind. It’s adapted from an ancient Indian practice known as anapanasati (literally ‘mindfulness of breathing’). In essence it’s very simple – we watch the flow of the breath…

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Objective Measurement of Voice

Whilst instrumental measurement of voice promises to provide an objective measure of relevant parameters, there are many elements that influence comparison of results obtained on different occasions. Reactivity, human interpretation, the control of extraneous variables and the lack of normative data are all influencing factors.

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Perceptual Assessment of Voice

Perceptual assessment of voice involves describing the voice solely by listening. Voice assessment may be informal or formal. Formal perceptual evaluation typically uses a published protocol to systematically describe characteristics of voice disorder. This article outlines a screening assessment known as CVE2, demonstrating how to build a vocal profile.

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