Westside Voice and Swallowing
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PRIVATE PRACTICE
Why is vocal hygiene important?
Voice disorders can be treated directly with therapeutic techniques and indirectly with lifestyle changes and daily habits. The goal of voice hygiene is to balance the physiologic subsystems of voice production which are respiration, phonation, and resonance. These changes can have an impact on vocal recovery and overall health.
What are some maladaptive behaviors and habits to target?
Behaviors and habits that are contributing to the voice problems are:
How can you improve your vocal health?
Healthy vocal hygiene practices include
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