Assessment and Management of Voice in Transgender Individuals

December 6, 2017

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 3 Voice and Voice Disorders 

Speech-language pathologists working with both adults and young people are now receiving an increasing number of requests from transgender people  for assistance to modify their voice and communication characteristics. This live text-based chat will focus on knowledge and skills that are required to work successfully with transgender clients. More specifically, this chat will offer insights into the assessment tools and the voice training methods that are most effective for this population. The chat will also address medical or surgical interventions effective for voice modification in transgender people. The following panelists will be available to answer questions:

  • Richard Adler, Ph.D., CCC, SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist, Private Practice, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • Sandy Hirsch, MS CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, Private Practice, Give Voice, Seattle, WA & Bellevue, WA School District.  
  • Jennifer Oates, PhD, Speech Pathology Australia Fellow, Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, Associate Professor at La Trobe University Melbourne & Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


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