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I am not a doctor, nor an expert in the medical field. I am merely one who had lost his voice and was able to get it back by doing these exercises. If your voice is bad you need to go see a medical doctor and get it diagnosed properly. This website is not a substitute for proper medical treatment. This website is merely a testimony and explanation of what I did, and still do in order to work my voice. I still have SD, but at least my voice is functional.
Thank you for visiting my website, Ken McDonald

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I am an Evangelist, and in May 2005 my voice gave out. After speaking on a Sunday morning, a lady came up to me after the service and said, “I can’t understand you. I don’t know what you are saying.” It was then that I knew I had to quit preaching and try to get my voice back.

I was diagnosed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center by Dr. Clark Rosen and Dr. Jackie Gartner-Schmidt with Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. I declined the Botox injections and began rehabilitation being instructed in the vocal exercises developed by Dr. Raymond Smolover known as Vocal Behavior Training. Not a quick fix, but a real reversal of the paralyzing effects of SD. After weeks of therapy, little by little my voice began to be restored.

For three years I went to therapy twice a week and worked the other days on my own doing the exercises. I went from being able to barely make sound on eight notes on a piano to making sound on four octaves after three years of work.

I did not know if I would ever talk again. (Most of the time I stayed in my bedroom.) Today I am back to public speaking and even singing, which I never even dreamed I would do again.

This website is dedicated to explaining how I worked my voice in order to restore it to a functional level of voicing.