Resonant Voice Therapy
Resonant Voice Therapy is a technique first introduced by Joseph Stemple to improve voice production by increasing oral vibratory sensations, typically felt on the lips and teeth or higher in the face (in the nose) in the context of easy phonation or easy voicing. It focuses on easy voice production that is not forced or pushed out, but is rather placed forward in the oral space and tends to fall out of the mouth.
Resonant voice therapy progresses from feeling these oral sensations in basic speech gestures (e.g. ma, me, moo) through to sentence level and then conversational speech. The goal is to achieve the strongest, "smoothest" and "clearest" voice possible with the least effort and impact between the vocal cords to minimize the likelihood of injury and maximize the likelihood of vocal health. The program incorporates humming and both voiced and voiceless productions that are shaped into phrase and conversational productions. Resonant voice therapy can be a very helpful tool to those suffering from voice disorders that are affecting their everyday communication.