M. is a 7 years old boy who entered my three months study program.
Those are his vocal folds in November 2015 and a week before we started my program. Kissing nodules, hematoma, deeply dysphonic, stuttering, he used rarely his voice to express himself and had just a couple of burst of shouting to his brother; three years of logopedic treatment with no significant results.
In the video shown below his sound at our third meeting and after a couple of months. At the end of the video you can hear him one year after the end of our work that give an idea of his speaking voice and the clearness he reached with no further exercises (it is usual in my experience that when we correct the vocal gesture the sound will have a year to really change in timbre and density).
- He was a not easy student, comprehensible seen the difficulty of communication and the age. He never made exercises at home and for his age sessions were of half an hour. It has been enough. He refused to the after program stroboscopy so we do not know the chords functionality at that moment and we will make with the sound, the easiness and not straining and the same with no therapy or interventions of one year after. And especially the best for him and to forget completely the speaking difficult start. During the program some fear and anxiety towards the speech failure was reduced and not felt as preminent, as before our work, he truly enjoyed his theatre performance at school and said his phrases with no problems. You can see that the singing sound is not really good (but to reach a very good sound it is required a longer time since in my experience for another year you hear the sound of how vocal folds have been treated previously and then the adaptation arrive to a point to show and proper sound really appears), but you start hearing the different registers and the copertura and vocal abduction instead of air and that the singing order is simple and direct as in not patological voices. The speaking voice is clear and easy. Enjoy a little boy who can speak with less fear of failure, enjoy his theatre course and sing with great margin of improvement. And after one year he is stable and still gaining ring and easiness in the voice.