Do I need Speech Therapy?

If you have any of these symptoms you have a voice disorder and need therapy

  • voice loss or hoarseness?
  • unreliable voice quality?
  • constant cough or throat clearing?
  • socialising less because of pain or strain when speaking?
  • loss of vocal volume?
  • fatigue or deterioration of voice as the day progresses?
  • sudden voice or pitch breaks?
  • loss of singing pitch range?

 

If you have any of these medical conditions, you would benefit from voice therapy

  • asthma or respiratory disease, use of inhalers
  • sleep apnoeia
  • Parkinson Disease
  • under or overactive thyroid, effects of thyroid surgery
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • stress and anxiety
  • effects of throat trauma, such as impact or vehicle accident

 

Does your job or lifestyle frequently require that you

  • need to speak above background noise
  • experience vocal fatigue from voice overuse while teaching or using the phone
  • need to project your voice in large spaces
  • are exposed to frequent colds and respiratory infections

If so, voice therapy can strengthen and insulate your voice from damage!

 

Do you experience social isolation and have difficulty with daily communication?

  • Do you have problems starting and maintaining conversations?
  • Do you lack confidence socially and communicate less effectively than you would like?

Communication therapy can help you regain confidence and get back in the conversation!

 

Does your accent make it difficult to be understood clearly?

Are you a doctor, business person, academic, researcher or sales person who

  • learned English as a second language?
  • feels that accent interferes with your work or intelligibility?
  • wishes to improve their level of intelligibility when communicating in English with the public, students or customers?

Voice and Accent uses standardised and customised intelligibility assessment and therapy to improve your communication to the standard you desire.