A VocaLab Alumni is a person who has completed the VocaLab Vocal Educator Toolkit online course.
If your teacher is a VocaLab Alumni, they have taken professional development that covers:
– vocal anatomy & physiology
– vocal health strategies
– typical and atypical respiration, phonation and resonance
– taking a thorough case history
– vocal warm-ups and technical exercises
– vocal trouble-shooting
– when to refer students on to healthcare professionals
Yes! You can. You will be seen via Telehealth
No. You do not need a referal to see a VocaLab Speech Pathologist, however, it is prefered that you have seen an ENT/Laryngologist for a stroboscopic examination before coming in for Voice Therapy at the VocaLab Voice Clinic
Whilst having a scope before attending voice therapy is preferable (as this diagnosis will guide our therapy recommendations), sometimes there are long wait times to see a Laryngologist. VocaLab can still provide acoustic assessment and start you on your path to vocal health whilst you wait for a scope.
You can find the rates for all our singing lessons, voice therapy and courses here
Only for our Speech Pathologist-run voice therapy services in the Voice Clinic. Singing lessons and courses are not covered under private health insurance.
You can find the rates for all our voice services, including voice therapy, here
The goal of voice therapy is to improve your voice to meet your vocal needs through guided changes in vocal behaviours and lifestyle changes. Voice therapy is a partnership between you, your GP, Laryngologist, and your Speech Pathologist. It consists of a variety of tasks designed to reduce or eliminate harmful vocal behaviours, shape sustainable vocal behaviours, and assist in vocal fold wound healing after surgery or injury. Voice therapy for hoarseness generally consists of one to two therapy sessions each week for 4–8 weeks over 2-3 months (Hapner et al., 2009).
However, the duration of therapy is determined by the origin of the voice disorder and severity of the problem, co-occurring medical therapy, and, importantly, patient commitment to the practice and generalisation of new vocal behaviours outside the therapy session (Behrman, 2006). Attending your therapy sessions, completing your home assignments, and taking control of your vocal environment is important to achieving the best outcomes. Your commitment to home practice will make a difference in how fast you complete therapy and how successful your therapy outcomes are. We understand that life is busy, so we work with you to schedule sessions as conveniently as possible with your other life commitments.