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Copy of A Teacher's Most Important Tool is Their VOICE!

Vocal Hygiene Education

Avery Neale

on 2 August 2013

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Transcript of Copy of A Teacher's Most Important Tool is Their VOICE!

How might I know I have a voice problem?
Why is Vocal Hygiene Important?
A Teacher’s Most Important Tool Is Their VOICE!
Proper Breath Support
can protect your voice
You should have taken a short survey on Blackboard before watching this.
Teachers rely heavily on their voice.
Teachers are at high-risk for losing their voice.
Voice loss makes it difficult to teach.
Vocal hygiene can prevent you from losing your voice.
The most important muscle for breathing is the diaphragm located just below the lungs.

Do Not's
Vocal Health & Hygiene
Voice sounds raspy/hoarse
It's a cycle...

the Do's and Do Not's
Swollen & Red
Voice has low pitch
Voice sounds breathy
The more damaged your vocal cords are,
the harder you have to push your voice,

and when you push your voice you cause even more damage.
Injured Vocal Cords
You have just finished the second part of the study!

In about two weeks, check your email for a reminder to participate in the third and final part of this study. It's another short survey.
Thank You!

Click on "More" in the bottom right hand corner.
Then click on "Fullscreen".
Click on the triangular "play" button at the bottom in the middle to move to the next segment.
Allow the narration to finish playing before you move forward to each segment.
Note: Not all segments have narration.
Please view this presentation in its entirety in one sitting.
If you have any questions please email neale2ac@cmich.edu.
Soak it all in!

STOP now if...
You are not enrolled in EDU 361.
You have previously received treatment for your voice.
You have taken Communication Disorders (CDO) course 230 (Intro.) or 335 (Anatomy).
Please email neale2ac@cmich.edu to notify us that you are not eligible to participate.
Now You Know
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