Female, 29, Australia

Brie. 29. Suffering spadmodic dysphonia since age 21, in 90% of conversations, but mainly broken words, caused by breathing out before speaking. We urge her to practice 1) holding tones like singing without breaking, 2) speaking in 1-3 or so word-increments and 3) stopping for 1 second between increments. We also urge: talk less for now, be determined.

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