The teaching voice: problems and perceptions

Watson, David R and Morton, Valerie (1998) The teaching voice: problems and perceptions. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 23 (3). pp. 133-139. ISSN 1401-5439

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Abstract

This paper reports a preliminary investigation into the vocal health of primary, secondary and grammar school teachers. Data is specific to Northern Ireland and was obtained through the use of specially designed questionnaires which were sent to speech and language therapists and a group of teachers and non-teachers outside the clinical setting. The findings show that teachers run a considerably higher risk of presenting in clinic with a voice problem. There is evidence of marked differences in self-reported symptoms, perceived causative factors and attitudes to management of voice problems among teachers compared to non-teachers. These findings support the implementation of specific voice conservation and care for those in the teaching profession.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Neuroscience
Depositing User: David Watson
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 12:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66381
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