A Vocal Hygiene Program for High-School Cheerleaders A vocal hygiene program for high-school cheerleaders and their advisors was developed and examined for its effectiveness in communicating information regarding voice and vocal abuse. Thirty-six cheerleaders from 4 high schools participated in the study. A separate-sample pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. There was ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1991
A Vocal Hygiene Program for High-School Cheerleaders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Virginia L. Aaron
    Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Charles L. Madison, Ph.D.
    Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Charles L. Madison, Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Clinic, Room 130 Daggy Hall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2420.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1991
A Vocal Hygiene Program for High-School Cheerleaders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 287-290. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.287
History: Received June 19, 1989 , Accepted March 1, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 287-290. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.287
History: Received June 19, 1989; Accepted March 1, 1990

A vocal hygiene program for high-school cheerleaders and their advisors was developed and examined for its effectiveness in communicating information regarding voice and vocal abuse. Thirty-six cheerleaders from 4 high schools participated in the study. A separate-sample pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. There was a significant improvement in the pre- vs. post-test scores. The program was well received by the students. An outline of the program is included.

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