...is personal. It can be a speech to motivate others or an "I love you" to someone close. It can be a melodious song or an outpouring of emotion. It may even be your livelihood. The voice is special and unique, and is quite often intertwined with one's identity. For something so necessary and important, shouldn't we be taking good care of it?
Yes! The answer is a big, resounding Y-E-S! Resonate offers specialized preventive voice training for professionals and rehabilitative voice teletherapy to support healthy voice use and improve vocal quality, reduce or eliminate chronic cough and throat clearing, improve swallow, and/or help manage breathing symptoms related to voice or VCD/PVFM.
The voice is dynamic and does not operate alone, other systems in the body both support and impact the voice. Just like the mechanics of a machine, if all the parts that work together aren't functioning properly, it can change the outcome of the product. If vocal anatomy, breath, muscles, and/or resonance are compromised, the voice will be affected. When your voice is not representing your best self, it can dramatically impact your life.
My model strives to help you accomplish your personal and professional goals with individualized training in-person or in the comfort of your own home or office, without having to sit in traffic or scramble for childcare. Let Resonate help you sound your best, inside and out!
I was skeptical and really a little scared that I would be uncomfortable speaking. Honestly, I really did not think there was anything for me to learn, but more importantly I did not believe that my voice could be helped-I was wrong on both counts. I wonder how many patients might feel as I did? With just a few sessions under my belt I can tell you that this has been one of the most beneficial experiences in managing my voice health. Already I find that I am more confident in using my voice, and I am working to develop effective skills for speaking on the job ...
Jessica Schwartz, MS, CCC-SLP
With compassion, patience, and her keen understanding of the intricate connections of body, mind, and voice, Jessica hopes her personal journey and expertise resonate with you, and looks forward to helping you achieve your voice or speech goals.
Jessica is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competency, and is licensed to practice speech therapy in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She specializes in adult and pediatric evaluation and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders, gender affirming voice therapy, adult dysphagia, and support for head and neck cancer patients.
As a voice specialist, Jessica is passionate about using a wellness-based model in addition to voice rehabilitation to address vocal injury. This approach values preventive voice care, helping professionals with a high vocal demand maintain the health and function of their voices in and out of the workplace. Jessica uses her expertise to offer education and vocal training to people who want safe, effective, and practical techniques to improve, heal or change their voice quality for better communication professionally and personally. She strives to offer a holistic and "whole-person" approach within our current healthcare model.
Jessica developed a strong awareness and understanding of the importance of effective communication and vocal health after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from North Carolina State University alongside her lifelong passion for singing and performance. As a result, Jessica pursued a graduate degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University, and completed her clinical practicum training specializing in voice and swallowing disorders at the Duke Voice Care Center at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. She then moved to Pennsylvania and worked professionally at a physician practice with a focus in ENT and Allergy/Immunology, helping to expand their voice program while working closely with laryngology, allergy, and head & neck physicians and their patients.
Jessica has completed additional certifications in Myofascial Release Therapy for the Head & Neck and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD). She has participated in vocal health presentations for local groups and schools to help educate young singers/performers, teachers, and people of all ages of the benefit of voice care and optimization.
Jessica resides in Philadelphia, PA. She loves to sing folk, jazz, and blues, enjoys "thrifting" for vinyl records, and is inspired to travel the world to experience different cultures and eat delicious food!
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