2021 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Amanda Eaton | PhD, CCC-SLP



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This session will overview the definition and effectiveness of semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) exercises in individuals with muscle tension dysphonia (Meerschman et al., 2019). Semi-occluded vocal tract exercises will be summarized, and their efficacy reviewed. SOVT exercises will be reviewed. (Kapsner-Smith, M. R., et al., 2015).


SOVT, lip trill (LT), straw phonation (SP), water-resistance therapy (WRT), vocal handicap index (VHI), dysphonia severity index (DSI), acoustic voice quality index (AVQI), muscle tension dysphonia (MTD), melodic intonation therapy (MIT), vocal coaching techniques, stroke patients


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises and Their Effectiveness in Treating Dysphonia

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