The first term of a new schooling year has many new challenges: getting to know your students, establishing the classroom expectations and environment, and of course communicating, instructing, and raising your voice over excited chatter and wandering attention spans!
Vocal strain is highly common amongst teachers, and without healthy voice care practices in place, chronic and permanent vocal problems can develop.
Here is a quick self-assessment checklist to see if you may be experiencing signs of vocal stress:
Now, more than ever, is a good time to establish some healthy habits with your voice and avoid stress, strain and vocal loss. Here are a few quick tips to get you started:
If you have consistent ongoing vocal discomfort, loss or strain, or a hoarse or croaky voice, you might benefit from a visit to your local speechie to learn techniques for healthy ways of speaking up without straining those precious vocal cords!
is always learning and curious - just like the kids (and adults) at her clinic. As a Mum and speechie, Andrea knows that supporting your kids growth and confidence can be unpredictable and overwhelming. In her blog, she offers tips, insights and information to facilitate more ease and joy for you and your child, whatever their learning and development journey may be!