Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical
Paperback: 412 pages
Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, Third Edition is the first resource of it's kind for speech-language pathologists and voice clinicians who assist transgender/gender diverse clients in developing authentic voices, language, and nonverbal communication congruous with their gender identification. Such challenges for both transfeminine and transmasculine people are far from insurmountable with proper training. This third edition builds on the work of the first two editions and provides for a larger and better informed core of speech language pathologists with the specialized skills to train transgender/gender diverse clients.
Outstanding features include thorough background information on history, sociology, psychology, and medical terminology relevant to this population and the overall role of the voice therapist and speech-language pathologist in the transition of a transgender client. Chapters cover each aspect of a communication training program, including case studies, summaries, appendices and an extensive bibliography.
New to this edition:
- A PluralPlus companion website including "before and after" audio files of communication therapy examples
- A new co-editor, Jack Pickering, brings a fresh perspective and decades of experience in transgender voice and communication
- A chapter addressing the voice and communication needs of transmasculine individuals
This text guides clinicians who work with the population in designing and administering a mindful, focused, and efficient treatment plan. Speech-language pathologists, ENT physicians, and professors