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I have been reading about how many teachers lose their voice.

I have been off work for three months after losing my voice following an infection.

Through speech therapy, I am now beginning to get it back. But I now realise that I have not been using my voice correctly in four years of teaching. After talks with the therapist I wonder why speech lessons are not part of teacher training. Your voice is your most important tool, but we are never taught how to use it or care for it.

Katie Scales 10 Burgess Close Odiham, Hampshire

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