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Vocal Function Exercises Research Explained

Why the weird mouth postures? Well, semi occluded vocal tract modifications actually occlude the vocal tract partially and keep the cords slightly separated due to the build up of positive intraoral pressure. Parallel vocal cords lessen the physical effort and improve vocal economy.

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Surviving Telepractice for Voice Therapy!

If you have been thrust unknowingly into the COVID-19 world of virtual voice therapy sessions, you are not alone.

I have been transitioning and pivoting my in-person clinic to seeing each and every client on an online tele therapy platform. Our patients can use doxy.me to sign into their sessions, and this has been working well so far.

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Fit Voices? The Rise of Vocal Injury in Fitness Instructors

The amount of fitness instructors who experience voice issues that continue to recur is 44-70%, according to Rumbach 2013. 78% report feeling a change in their voices after teaching just one class. And the very sad thing is that 80% of these folks regularly use microphones, but they constantly malfunction or the instructor has no idea how to use them efficiently. 

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A Day in the Life of a Voice SLP

Working for yourself is not an easy out. It takes dedication and learning how to sift through the murky waters to pull through to the sun above. You can enjoy, but you have to keep trying to get ahead. If you want a 9-5 where you leave it all at work, I would encourage you to re-think working your own business. As for me, I couldn’t imagine it any other way….

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Resonant Voice Exercise is Better than Vocal Rest?

What Kittie Verdolini Abbott likes to call the “Scream Study” shows just that. She and her cohorts (including Ryan Branski and Clark Rosen) took a group of 9 folks and subjected them all to the same task to “tax” their vocal fold tissue (talking loudly for 1 hour, with a few small breaks in between). Then, they separated them into 3 groups.

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