Abstract

This research examines two "nontraditional" voice-training techniques, Estill Voice and Fitzmaurice Voicework, and their respective uses in voice therapy conducted by American-Speech-Language-Hearing-certified pathologists. The purposes for this study were-- to discover why speech-language pathologists pursue additional certifications in the nontraditional methodologies of Fitzmaurice Voicework and Estill Voice; to determine how these two techniques compare to each other; and, finally, to find out how these techniques are implemented during voice therapy though ethnographic interviews. The researcher interviewed six ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists from around the country. This research highlights alternative methodologies that aid traditional voice therapy techniques in the effort to improve voice therapy.

Advisor

Goldberg, Don

Department

Communication

Publication Date

2012

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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