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A Speech Pathologist's Review of this book
on March 30, 2011
This book is a must read for communication therapists/consultants and particularly for young speech pathologists looking at career opportunities. Universities who train therapists tend to overlook the people in the world who don't have moderate to severe "speech impediments".
There are many people who have been told that they are difficult to understand, hard to hear, or need to improve their communication skills. Some of them have heard their voices recorded and hate what they hear. They become self-conscious and they limit their opportunities to express themselves.
Carol Fleming has written this book to help this larger population of people who would like to have therapy for their weak, muffled, strained, and ineffective voices and manner of speaking. It's obvious that she's very experienced and has helped many people gain the confidence to speak up (and out).
Many of my clients will benefit from her more simplistic approach. They just want to feel and sound more impacful when they speak. I have put into practice many of her suggestions for myself. As a Speech Pathologist, I certainly should sound more clear, articulate, and committed to clients in every way possible.