Reducing Vocal Abuse I’ve Got To Be Me Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 1991
Reducing Vocal Abuse
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kenneth W. Burk
    Wichita State University, Wichita KS
  • Laurie E. Brenner
    Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Kenneth W. Burk, Ph.D., Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita KS 67208-1595.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Collaborative/Consultative Service Delivery
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 1991
Reducing Vocal Abuse
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1991, Vol. 22, 173-178. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2203.173
History: Received January 3, 1990 , Accepted October 4, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1991, Vol. 22, 173-178. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2203.173
History: Received January 3, 1990; Accepted October 4, 1990

In this clinical commentary, the importance of listening first to the feelings the adolescent has concerning a voice difference is emphasized. This is regarded as preferable to immediately taking an "action-oriented" approach to creating voice changes. Even a program of vocal abuse/use reduction may threaten the vocal/personal identity of the speaker. With this as the basic concept, a strategy for behavioral charting is described, and suggestions given on ways of facilitating voice changes.

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