2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Student Teachers’ Voices:  Does Vocal Health Education and Exercises Help?

Abigail M. Wilson* and Lorrin T. McBee
Dr. Julia D. Edgar and Dr. Lisa Goran, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of education about vocal health on MAE students’ ability to care for their voice while on internship. We plan to compare two types of voice education to see if one is better than the other. The first is education about vocal health presented in lecture format followed by weekly check-ins (Group 1). The second is education about vocal health presented in lecture format plus vocal exercise training also followed by weekly check-ins (Group 2). 

The weekly check-ins will include self-ratings using the Voice Related Quality of Life (VRQoL) and Voice Handicap Index (VHI) scales.  

We will be presenting trends in student perception of their voice quality and reliability of their voice as they progress through their internship (Groups 1 & 2) as well as trends in compliance in exercise completion (Group 2).

Keywords: MAE, voice, health, internships, perceptions, compliance, education

Topic(s):Communication Disorders
English, Secondary MAE Research

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-
Location: GEO - SUB

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