A Vocal Hygiene Program for School-Age Children Thirty-eight elementary grade school children with hoarse voices participated in a six-lesson, cartoon-illustrated vocal hygiene program that provided information concerning the human voice, voice quality, vocal abuse, and proper use of the voice. Each child was given a pre- and postinstruction test of vocal hygiene concepts. Analysis of the test ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1979
A Vocal Hygiene Program for School-Age Children
 
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  • Joy V. Cook is a speech-language pathologist with the Conejo Valley Unified School District, Thousand Oaks, California. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 889 Valley High, Thousand Oaks, California 91360. Speech-language pathologist Dorothy J. Palaski is also with the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Wayne R. Hanson is chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Sepulveda, California.
    Joy V. Cook is a speech-language pathologist with the Conejo Valley Unified School District, Thousand Oaks, California. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 889 Valley High, Thousand Oaks, California 91360. Speech-language pathologist Dorothy J. Palaski is also with the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Wayne R. Hanson is chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Sepulveda, California.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1979
A Vocal Hygiene Program for School-Age Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1979, Vol. 10, 21-26. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1001.21
History: Received March 30, 1977 , Accepted July 21, 1978
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1979, Vol. 10, 21-26. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1001.21
History: Received March 30, 1977; Accepted July 21, 1978

Thirty-eight elementary grade school children with hoarse voices participated in a six-lesson, cartoon-illustrated vocal hygiene program that provided information concerning the human voice, voice quality, vocal abuse, and proper use of the voice. Each child was given a pre- and postinstruction test of vocal hygiene concepts. Analysis of the test results indicates that the children learned the presented vocal hygiene concepts. The children’s participation in the program led to self discovery of abusive vocal behaviors and to realistic goals for reducing vocal abuse.

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