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Contents of Voice Pack 1ssv voice pack 1 cover

  • Functional Voice Difficulty
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Stopping Throat Clearing
  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Respiratory System
  • Lifestyle and Vocal Behaviors
  • Relaxation Audio (optional)


The aims of the first session are: [1]

  1. To explain what is meant by a functional voice difficulty and to describe some of the symptoms and what can be done to improve them.
  2. To provide advice about things to do and not to do in order to maintain and preserve the voice.
  3. To demonstrate a technique that will help clients to stop clearing the throat.
  4. To introduce a breathing technique that makes good use of lung capacity and which allows clients to control the breath in a relaxed and easy manner.
  5. To provide exercises that will help clients use the new breathing technique.

[1] It is recognized that these aims are not written in a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, Time-limited) format. Rather, they are written to rapidly summarize the focus of each session for the clients.

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