2nd grader with chronic laryngitis
Date: November 6, 2013
I have a 2nd grader who is a very enthusiastic singer. She has a good voice and is very energetic. The problem? She seems to have chronic laryngitis. Her voice is always airy and she has a very hard time focusing her tone. She tells me she her voice is gone almost once a week. I did a little voice check with her today and her voice cuts out and shakes on anything above a D. She seems to be using her neck to try and "muscle" her way through singing. I am kind of at a loss as to how to help her. Do you think it is possible she could already have some sort of nodule? If it is simply overuse by a young child (yelling on the playground, excited talk, etc), what can I do as her vocal teacher to help her learn to use her voice in a healtheir way so she doesn't do any long term damage?
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