I "think" I read some years ago that people with odd voices could visit someone who helped them moderate their communication for improved success. One of my 50 something easy child's has a caring friend who speaks too loudly AND is lacking the awareness of the problem. I admire her for her tenacity & survival strengths as she came from a very odd family and managed to get her teaching degree in her 40's. For years she cleaned offices at night etc. etc. to get by as she has no family. She also raised a PCish son alone and he became a difficult child in his very early 20's and took off with-o a backward glance. Sigh! When she calls me (usually once a year) I do not pick up the phone and then call her back when I have an hour and am prepared to listen with the receiver held away from my ear. To her, I am the perfect Mother she always wanted to have. Yesterday I called her and once again she is having difficulty with the Principal of the school where she teaches Special Education. In my heart I "know" that she has no idea that she "overwhelms" with her loud and far too bubbly conversation. She is adhd for sure but the performance of her students is always above average and her students react positively to her style BUT she has moved from school to school to school is the five years she has been teaching. I have never commented on her voice or social interaction. Yesterday, however, I was tempted to suggest that she find a voice coach. I have no idea what they are called, where they are found etc. I fear she will not be renewed again and I think it is because of her voice/social skill deficit. What I "almost" suggested was that she make an appointment with the Spec. Ed County office and see if they have a suggestion. I wimped out because I'm not sure what that help is called. Does anyone know? DDD PS: She told me that she personally arranged for a 30 year Spec. Ed teacher to visit her classroom for an entire day and critique her skills. The woman told her she was remarkable..that in all her decades she had never seen low IQ students with spectrum issues show such affection/respect for a teacher. Geez.