The next step is for the Centre to look into the possibility of loaning me a machine so that I could use it more often. Should that prove beneficial then we may look for any available funding. I would certainly be interested in owning a machine of my own.
So it seems that singing and speaking are inextricably linked. Doing some simple singing exercises seems to help me to speak better: this is where the Cough Assist machine seems to really help - to get more air into my lungs.