Your SaLT will want to gather as much information about you and your voice as possible, in order to determine a suitable treatment plan. This may include a number of questions about your health, your lifestyle, your well-being and how you use your voice.
- Your SaLT will likely assess your voice in detail.
- They may ask you to make some sounds and use your voice in different ways.
- Your SaLT may also wish to make a recording of your voice, with your permission, or analyse your voice using some software.
- They may also ask you to complete some additional questionnaires about your voice problem and/or symptoms.
The SaLT will discuss the nature of your voice problem and whether they think voice therapy will be suitable for you, and talk about what that will involve. They may also suggest some strategies, such as voice-use and lifestyle changes, that you can implement to help improve your voice.
If voice therapy is thought to be appropriate, you will likely be offered some therapy sessions. In these sessions, you will be shown some voice exercises. Although an important part of therapy is that you practicing these exercise at home, at least several times per day.