This course explores the evaluation and training of gender-congruent voice and communication skills in individuals across the transgender continuum. Culturally sensitive terminology, client-driven goals and stimuli, treatment techniques to feminize or masculinize vocal/speech/language/nonverbal characteristics, generalization, and promotion of good vocal hygiene will be discussed.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between masculine, gender-neutral and feminine characteristics related to voice, speech-language, and non-verbal communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify reasons why individuals seek therapy to alter vocal and communication gender perception.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify tools, strategies and techniques that can be used to facilitate gender-congruent voice and communication, and to assess change.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the importance of cultural awareness and the use of culturally sensitive terminology.
|5-10 Minutes||Cultural sensitivity and gender-based terminology, and why individuals seek care|
|10-15 Minutes||Differences between masculine, feminine and gender-neutral voice and communication style|
|15-30 Minutes||Instrumental and subjective voice, speech-language, and non-verbal communication evaluation, probes, selection of treatment targets, and client-centered goal-setting|
|30-50 Minutes||Treatment of pitch, range and intonation, resonance, articulation, language, and non-verbal communication, and automatics; low-tech instrumentation|
|50-55 Minutes||Assessing progress and discharge criteria|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Gwen Nolan, MS, CCC-SLP
Ms. Nolan is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Missouri and a practicing SLP with over 12 years of experience evaluating and treating adult neurogenic speech-language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing disorders. Transgender voice and communication assessment and treatment is an area of specialty, and she has presented on this topic at the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (MSHA) annual conference, and frequently speaks to community and professional groups. She is an ASHA-STEP and MSHA mentor and she belongs to the ASHA Neurogenic Communication Disorders Special Interest Division, MSHA, and the Transgender Health Network.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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