S to Z Ratios

I do something in speech therapy called S to Z ratios.  I was told it really works the diaphragm.  If you know anything about me or have been reading this blog, you’ll know I’m all about the diaphragm!  🙂  This is what I do….I take a big breath from the diaphragm(the chest stays still!) then using the exhale from the diaphragm, make an ‘S’ sound for as long as possible.  I then do the same thing with a ‘Z’ sound with the goal being to hold the ‘Z’ sound for as long as the ‘S’ sound.  It’s harder to make a ‘Z’ sound.



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2 replies

  1. My therapist had me doing theses exercises too. They really helped!

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