Learning Objectives & Course Description
The episode reviews the importance of clinical competency in gender-affirming voice and communication training. This course also reviews components of gender-affirming voice and communication evaluation and potential therapy targets.
After attending participants will be able to:
- Identify at least two steps you can take towards cultural and clinical competency in the area of gender-affirming voice and communication training.
- Describe at least two components of a gender-affirming voice and communication evaluation.
- Describe at least three potential therapy targets areas for a client receiving gender-affirming voice and communication training
About the Speakers
AC Goldberg financial disclosures: AC is employed full time as an speech pathologist working primarily in gender voice modifcation and is the founder and co-owner of transplaining.info AC Goldberg non-financial disclosures: AC is a person of transgender experience, which gives me (him) personal perspective.
Barb Worth financial disclosures: Barb is a Clinical and Academic Instructor
Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College. She instructs students in the delivery of voice services to all populations. Barb Worth non-financial disclosures: Barb has a decade of experience working with the TGNC population.
Kate Grandbois disclosures: Financial: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.
Amy Wonkka disclosures: Financial: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.
15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures
25 minutes: Review steps you can take towards cultural and clinical competency in the area of gender-affirming voice and communication training
15 minutes: Descriptions of components of a gender-affirming voice and communication evaluation
10 minutes: Descriptions of potential therapy targets areas for a client receiving gender-affirming voice and communication training
5 minutes: Summary and Closing
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******Note: Since recording of this podcast there is now a published voice questionnaire for non-binary folx:
Shefcik, G., Tsai, P. (2021). Voice-related experience of nonbinary individuals (VENI) development and validity. Journal of Voice, published online 01/28/21. DOI: :https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.12.037
Episode Summary provided by Tanna Neufeld, MS, CCC-SLP
Audio File Editing provided by Caitlan Akier, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Contributing Editor
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