This course is aimed at voice practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of voice disorders and post-clinical voice rehabilitation.
This is of particular interest to teachers who wish to understand the impact of vocal misuse, new use or over-use in singers. It is common for all professional voice users to experience some sort of vocal health challenges in their lifetime; there is never one single cause for these.
This course will help you to have an understanding of the multiplicity of the contributing factors. A major factor will be the impact on career stability, personal identity and mental wellbeing. The psychological aspect runs through the entire course as an essential factor for acknowledgement. We will look at common vocal pathology and recommended pathways for these. We will learn practical rehabilitation exercises and techniques that follow-on from those used by speech and language therapists.
As well as an important asset for anyone training singers, this course is also an ideal foundation for any singing teacher wishing to work within a multi-disciplinary voice clinic.