Speech Therapy

Fluency Shaping Techniques through Phonation

A phonation can be defined in the following way. The vocal folds are caused due to the flaps of muscles in the throat region. The vocal folds when vibrated produce sound. The sound generated through the vibration of the vocal folds results in your voice. The generation of voice through the vibration of vocal folds is known as phonation.

There are two conditions that result in the production of voice in a person. They can be classified in the following way:

In the first method the air is released form the lungs and in the second method a person is supposed to tense or tighten his vocal folds.

Some of the ways this can be done can be explained in the following way:

One can start by placing the fingers on their throat. Try to hum while exhaling. The fingers placed on the throat must feel the vibration of it. The vibration a person is sensing at the fingers is generally caused by the vibration of the vocal folds.

Once you stop humming, you an also find the vibration to stop. A person can start practicing this technique of phonation every now and then.

The technique of phonation can be varied in two ways such as by drifting the volume in a higher and lower way. One can also practice the process of humming with respect to a musical scale.

By varying or by tensing the vocal folds the voice and control of it tends to increase. Tensing the vocal folds may generate a higher pitched voice where as relaxing the vocal folds helps in generating a deeper or a lower pitched voice.

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