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  • 6 Tips For Taking Care of Your Vocal Hygiene

    Vocal hygiene behaviours are things we can do to ensure we take care of our voice and vocal folds. Here are some tips for good vocal hygiene: Drink enough water Making sure you stay fully hydrated is important to keep your vocal cords functioning properly. Carry a drink bottle with you, and try to have […]

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  • What is a Chronic Cough?

    A cough is a sudden burst of air coming from your lungs up your nose or mouth. It causes your vocal folds to slam together, like when you clap your hands. If you are clearing your throat or coughing constantly, it can be very damaging to your vocal cords. Irritation of the throat or any […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Stuttering

    What exactly IS a stutter? It is the disruption in the fluency of verbal expression; the opposite of what would sound like smooth speech. These disruptions are characterized by uncontrollable repetitions or prolongations of parts of speech. The disruptions could be sounds, syllables, or words of one syllable, and can be silent, or you may […]

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  • 7 Tips For Communicating With Someone Who Has a Disability

    Have you ever been a bit nervous to communicate with someone who has a disability? It can be a bit daunting sometimes, especially if you haven’t done so before. You might be concerned that you won’t be able to understand what they’re saying, or that you’ll come across as patronising. Here are some tips to […]

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  • 10 Tips For A Healthy Lunch Box

    Written by Suzie Garmeister of Branch and Vine Nutrition – Fd. Dip Nutrition & Holistic Health Feeling overwhelmed about how to feed your kids a healthy school lunch? With 3 boys, 3.5 years apart, I have spent much ‘loving’ time in the kitchen ensuring they are not hindered in their development by what they eat. […]

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