Voice Training Programs for Professional Speakers: Global Outcomes

First Edition

Aliaa Khidr

Details: 280 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-966-8

© 2017 | Available


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Voice Training Programs for Professional Speakers: Global Outcomes is a professional resource for voice education and training programs used to care for the voice of different professional speakers and occupational voice users. This includes teachers, media reporters, fitness instructors, telemarketers, clergy, speech pathologists, and more. Each chapter is authored by an experienced voice clinician who provides a clear description of a target population and its challenges, as well as a detailed roadmap describing a unique global experience in developing, implementing, and advocating for these programs in academic institutions, professional unions, and workplaces.

This book provides detailed steps and outcomes of globally tested health care and voice training programs for each of the professional speaker populations addressed. Voice Training Programs for Professional Speakers can thus be used by phoniatricians, logopedists, speech-language pathologists, and vocal coaches as a comprehensive resource for tailored preventative and management programs. It can also be used by future and current professional speakers as a great self-education resource to help them better care, develop, and advocate for their own voices and careers.


Section I. Practices and Outcomes of Experts From Europe

Chapter 1. Voice Ergonomics for Professional Speakers: Who Needs Them? Who Provides Them? What Do They Do?
Leena Rantala and Eeva Sala

Chapter 2. Test-Theory-Training-Transfer: Voice Training in Future Radio Presenters
Bernadette Timmermans and Marc De Bodt

Section II. Practices and Outcomes of an Expert From Africa

Chapter 3. Developing an In-Class Voice Education and Training Program for Prospective Speech-Language Pathologists
Aliaa Khidr, Meredith Roper, and Michael Hull

Section III. Practices and Outcomes of an Expert From Australia

Chapter 4. Keeping the Voice Fit: Voice Education and Training for the Fitness Industry
Anna Rumbach

Section IV. Practices and Outcomes of Experts From South America

Chapter 5. Speech-Language Pathology Services for Professional Television Broadcasters
Vanessa Pedrosa

Chapter 6. Vocal Health Program for Teachers
Fabiana Zambon, Luiz Antonio Barbagli, and Mara Behlau

Chapter 7. Vocal Health and Communication Training of Telemarketers in Brazil
Ana Elisa Moreira-Ferreira

Section V. Practices and Outcomes of an Expert From North America

Chapter 8. Speaking From the Soul: Theatre Voice and Text Work for Clergy
Kate Burke


Aliaa Khidr

Aliaa Khidr, MD, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Phoniatrics (medical speech pathology). She received her medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo Egypt, and served as faculty in its Phoniatrics Department as well as in the Communication Disorders Department of the University of Virginia. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to functional voice disorders and outcomes of surgical, medical, and behavioral management, especially the "Smith Accent" technique of voice therapy. Dr. Khidr specializes in the study of voice production, disorders, and management and is passionate about preventive voice care education as well as finding, training, and empowering one's professional voice. She is an active national and international speaker and provides year-round "Voice Education and Training" workshops for prospective and professional speakers. She also serves as a clinical, academic, and research consultant for speech pathology programs in the Middle East.

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