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Education, Considerations, and Techniques in Gender Affirming Voice Care (WEBS0320318)

Course Description

In this series of articles, the need for clear guidelines in graduate education on the topic of transgender voice and communication is explored through an e-survey. Considerations for culturally competent voice care is presented in the context of two case studies. Case studies are also used to highlight the importance of an interdisciplinary gender affirming approach for successful voice care with adolescence. In the final article, a voice technique is adapted for voice masculinization.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify the training and experience of graduate students on transgender voice and communication therapy as well as the clinical opportunity and instruction time
  • describe components of providing culturally competent care in the area of transgender voice
  • describe the role of voice therapy in the care of transmasculine individuals
  • summarize strategies for working with transgender and nonbinary youth and adolescents

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Articles in This Course

  1. Opportunities to Learn Transgender Voice and Communication Therapy in Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Education: Preliminary E-Survey Findings by Jordan R. Jakomin, Aaron Ziegler, Cassie Rio, and Rachael Suddarth, published in SIG 3, Volume 5, Issue 4, August 17, 2020
  2. Culturally Competent Care for Transgender Voice and Communication Intervention by Carey J. Smith, published in SIG 3, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 24, 2020
  3. Transgender and Nonbinary Adolescents: The Role of Voice and Communication Therapy by Meredith R. Russell and Mere Abrams, published in SIG 3, Volume 4, Issue 6, December 26, 2019
  4. Adapting Vocal Function Exercises for Voice Masculinization by Brett Myers and Trevor Bell, published in SIG 3, Volume 5, Issue 4, August 17, 2020
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3
ASHA CEU*: 0.3
Item #(s): WEBS0320318
Available Through: August 04, 2026