This course explores voice management across the gender spectrum, with a focus on methods and strategies to alter voice characteristics. Learn how to approach consultation, assessment, practical recommendations for management, generalization, maintenance, and vocal hygiene. Participants will learn about cultural competency and culturally sensitive terminology. Focus is on gender affirming voice management for individuals 18 years and older who wish to align their voice to their gender expression. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 contact hour.
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The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Tina Babajanians, MS, CCC-SLP, is a seasoned clinician with a passion for pushing herself to bring new and innovative ways to serve her clients. She has ten years of clinical experience and is the founder/owner of The Voice Stylist.
Financial — Tina Babajanians is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Tina Babajanians has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
Purchase orders are currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 888-696-9655.
What is an Online Course?
Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
Registering for an online course:
You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course:
You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered:
We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy:
A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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While I don't see voice clients ofter, the trans-gender topic was very on point and relevant and I appreciated the helpful clinical, practical and therapeutic information. I think I will feel much more equipped to work with someone who has a need when the situation presents itself. I am always looking for ways to help support students who are questioning and want to be sensitive to their needs. Very helpful informaiton. This course was LGBTQ friendley, practical content, concisely-written and has good therapy suggestions." J.R. (June 2021)
"The presentation was excellent" M.G. (May 2021)
"I liked the specific techniques for working on resonance and pitch will be helpful in my practice working with this population." B.O. (May 2021)
“I appreciated that the presenter is so knowledgeable about the LGBTQ community because she primarily works with individuals of this community in her private practice.” – S.F. (Feb. 2021)
“This was a wonderful introduction to gender-affirming voice therapy. I especially appreciated the presenter sharing some of the specific assessments and therapeutic techniques, as my understanding of theory is already relatively strong but putting it into practice is a bit more daunting. The presenter was clearly knowledgeable, had a good conversational way of speaking while still sticking to the content - it never got boring but was always on point. I think offering a higher level course would be great. This is definitely a niche area of practice, and so collaborating can be challenging. Having a course focusing on finer points would be amazing.” – A.B. (Jan. 2021)
“Great information on being culturally competent as it relates to working with the LGBTQ community and treating each case individually. Understanding the reasons why individuals seek out voice therapy. I did not realize that safety was a big issue. This course was very informative. Learning more about the basics of voice therapy and its usefulness for transgender individuals.” – M.M. (Dec. 2020)
“I thought the handout containing specific techniques was very helpful. I plan to immediately implement the use of voice apps on the client's side during tele-evaluations.” – K.S. (Nov. 2020)
“The presenter was very knowledgable, had a good conversational way of speaking while still sticking to the content - it never got boring but was always on point.” – A.B. (Oct. 2020)
"The assessment and therapy materials and techniques were most beneficial. I liked the course's time frame and that it was a pertinent and interesting course." – E.F. (July 2020)
"It was all very good. I liked the full coverage of the topic, from a consultation to eval/tx and maintenance." – S.L. (June 2020)
"I really appreciated how direct this course was. You covered the background beautifully, then moved quickly to actual clinical tools. I liked the complete coverage of an actual treatment paradigm with practical tools and experiential tips." – J.S. (May 2020)
"I liked the therapy strategies - especially for voice masculinization and voice feminization. I need some reminders and ideas that would benefit my practice." – C.D. (Apr. 2020)
"This course will not impact my current practice as I am in home health. However with a transgender daughter I wanted to get additional information as a resource for her and her friends. This also makes me consider the possibility of doing private practice work in this area. I felt this course covered the full range of treatment for transgender Voice work including good examples for materials and the continuum of service." – K.D. (Mar. 2020)
"I found the information on how to train vocal resonance especially helpful to me. I liked that Ms. Babajanians spoke of very specific exercises to perform with clients, the 'nuts and bolts' of actual voice treatment with this special population." – C.T. (Feb. 2020)
"Excellent step by step examples of therapy techniques with specific examples." – J.S. (Jan. 2020)
"The discussion about ways to elicit forward focus with higher pitch and help with carry over was most beneficial. However, I expected there would be videos or audio tapes of therapy sessions or case samples (not just written case samples)." – S.B. (Jan. 2020)
"I liked that the course was concise, had good slides, and was to the point. The discussion on the use of resonance and body language in assisting in voice transition was most beneficial." – E.C. (Dec. 2019)
"It was great to hear about specific programming and therapy practices for working with members of the transgender community. The presenter was genuine and knew her topic." – P.O. (Nov. 2019)
"Learning current vocabulary was particularly helpful as it will make me feel more confident and comfortable when I interact with members of the LGBTQ community. I like that the presenter made sure to discuss the individuality of all trans voice clients. Her words 'view these clients with an open heart and open mind' were particularly meaningful. This was a really good course." – E.H. (Nov. 2019)
"I liked the overall education relating to characteristics associated with gender." – M.A. (Oct. 2019)