Facilitating behavioral learning and habit change in voice therapy—theoretic premises and practical strategies

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A typical goal of voice therapy is a behavioral change in the patient’s everyday speech. The SLP’s plan for voice therapy should therefore optimally include strategies for automatization. The aim of the present study was to identify and describe factors that promote behavioral learning and habit change in voice behavior and have the potential to affect patient compliance and thus therapy outcome. Research literature from the areas of motor and behavioral learning, habit formation, and habit change was consulted. Also, specific elements from personal experience of clinical voice therapy are described and discussed from a learning theory perspective. Nine factors that seem to be relevant to facilitate behavioral learning and habit change in voice therapy are presented, together with related practical strategies and theoretical underpinnings. These are: 1) Cue-altering; 2) Attention exercises; 3) Repetition; 4) Cognitive activation; 5) Negative practice; 6) Inhibition through interruption; 7) Decomposing complex behavior; 8) The ‘each time–every time’ principle; and 9) Successive implementation of automaticity.
Bidragets oversatte titelIndlæring af adfærd og ændring af vaner i logopædisk stemmeterapi -teoretiske premisser og praktiske strategier
TidsskriftLogopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
Vol/bindEarly Online
Sider (fra-til)1-8
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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