Tag: Voice

“What did you say?” 10 evidence-based ideas to help others understand your speech

Speaking is pointless if you’re not understood.  But opinions diverge on how best to improve intelligibility – or even how to measure it. Having worked with adults and children with a range of communication challenges – from speech disorders, language...

/ 20 October 2015

My child has a voice problem. So what?

Perhaps your daughter’s voice is a bit rough and low, somewhere between Adele and Patty and Selma from the Simpsons.  Maybe your son speaks in a breathy, strained and quiet half-whisper, like a Haley Joel Osment Sixth Sense impersonator.  Or perhaps, on school days, your...

/ 23 July 2014

Child voice therapy – an introduction

Like a collection of secrets scrawled in a forgotten tongue upon tattered scrolls stashed within a locked treasure chest deep undersea in a corner of the Bermuda Triangle.  To parents, voice therapy for children can seem mysterious. Why? 1. You...

/ 23 July 2014

So what do Speech Pathologists do?

That’s a question we get asked a lot.  I’m not surprised. Compared to other professions, like medicine or law, Speech Pathology is a young profession.  The scope of what we do keeps expanding as more research is published on speech,...

/ 16 February 2014